Posted by Michael Knight on Apr 11, 2018
Fencing the Food and Wine Festival boundaries used to be just a part of the set up undertaken by members of Wollundry Rotary.
As club demographics changed, the need for professionals to fence the site became obvious, and Des Damme jumped at the opportunity to help us out. We do not pay Des for this work, but invite him to nominate a community project to receive comparable value in the form of a donation.
Des and his wife Sally were on hand to see his chosen project receive a cheque for $3000 at todays meeting.
Michael Stanley, and Catherine McDonald are representatives of Football 4 all, and accepted the cheque on behalf of their group. Michael started Football 4 all in 2014 catering for 18 registered players - children with special needs, and in 2017 they had 45 players registered. The football is based on soccer, but rules and offside are very loosely interpreted. To quote Michael, "there are no rules". Football 4 all is now also catering for adults with special needs.
Fundraising has been a challenge in the past - sausage sizzles and raffles, but our cheque will cover the cost of a Sydney trip for the group to play with similar kids, a highlight of the Footy season.
Michael and Catherine thanked Wollundry Rotary, and Des and Sally Damme for this boost to their fundraising.
President Paul thanked Des and Sally for their help with Food and Wine, with special acknowledgment of Sally, and her dexterity with a drill assembling the fences.