Bogan bingo fundraising night a big crowd-pleaser

Augusta Margaret River Times
Bingo caller Keith Munday and co-organiser Cassy Challis.
Camera IconBingo caller Keith Munday and co-organiser Cassy Challis. Credit: Picture:

A major fundraising effort by Augusta last Friday night raised more than $4800 for bushfire-affected farmers.

Co-organiser Emma Pinnick said the bogan bingo night at Augusta Bowls Club was so well attended, with more chairs urgently sought for those who rocked up to support a good cause.

The money would go to Fencing Farmers WA to support about 60 farmers headed to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island to work with Blaze Aid.

“The event was heavily supported by the local residents and holidaymakers — with even extra chairs were needed and with the tables extending outside,” Ms Pinnick said. “Prizes were given for the best adult and kids’ outfit. There was a lot of flannel in the crowd. Even mullets were cut that day for the occasion.”

The organisers also thanked local businesses for their generous donations, which included a dinner for four and tour of Parliament House, offered by Warren-Blackwood MLA Terry Redman, and lamb for the barbecue from the Augusta police.

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