Varied group of charities benefit from 2018 Singleton Diggers Community Chest: PHOTOS

From ecstatic PCYC representatives Lorraine Upward and Vera Katris to the joy of tireless Cystic Fibrosis (CF) fundraisers Ruth Rogers and Karen Hobson, a variety of worthy local charity groups received a boost at Wednesday night’s Singleton Diggers Community Chest presentation dinner.

The PCYC will now be able to establish a much needed Breakfast Boxing Program while Ruth, and her daughter Karen, can continue their ongoing support of the Art Therapy Program for children with CF who are hospitalised for lengthy periods of time at the John Hunter.

A scenario they know all too well as Karen’s two children have a rare form of the disease.

She says this valuable contribution from the community chest will ensure 12 months of supplies can be purchased.

The other recipients were:

  • RYPEN (Rotary Youth Programs of Enrichment);
  • Singleton Pre School;
  • St John Ambulance;
  • Neighbourhood Centre;
  • Camp Quality;
  • Hunter Life Education;
  • St Vincent De Paul Society;
  • Singleton Senior Citizens;
  • The Rotary Foundation;
  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service;
  • Witmore Enterprises;
  • Elizabeth Gates Auxiliary;
  • Mercy Services;
  • Mid Hunter Palliative Care;
  • Youth Off the Streets;
  • Polio Eradication (Rotary Club of Singleton Sunrise);
  • Ki Focus;
  • Singleton Youth Venue;
  • Shelter Box;
  • Singleton RSL Sub Branch;
  • Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation;
  • Darlington Rural Fire Service;
  • Kokoda Challenge;
  • Gallipoli Scholarship.