Farmers flock for CanAssist

January 27, 2018

The Deniliquin CanAssist branch’s one year anniversary fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars.

Branch members launched the local cancer charity at last year’s massive Sheep Store Sale in Deniliquin, and they were back there last Friday where local farmers again responded with healthy donations.

While still being tallied, Deniliquin CanAssist president Kellie Crossley expects the sale day to raise about $4000.

She said the auction of an esky filled with drinks — claimed by local farmer Colin Bull at Elders’ post-Christmas party last week — also contributed to the cause.

Mrs Crossley said she was again overwhelmed with the generosity.

‘‘Throughout the sheep sale we had plenty of people donating cash and cheques. We also had about 10 sheep donated.

‘‘CanAssist has been gaining momentum since we launched at last year’s sale and it’s fantastic to see everyone still supporting the cause.’’

The next fundraiser for CanAssist Deniliquin — which supports local families affected by cancer — is the popular High Tea.

The event will be held from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at The Crossing Cafe in Deniliquin on Saturday, February 24.

Tickets go on sale on Monday at $49 per person, which includes delicious food and live music from local band Ruby Saltbush.

Tickets can purchase a ticket at, or book a ticket at Hello Foxie in Napier St.

‘‘Last year’s tickets sold within two days so those who want to go will have to get in quick,’’ Mrs Crossley said.

‘‘There will also be a raffle and a ‘spoil me auction’ on the day.

‘‘The auction will include items like massage vouchers, beauty products and other things for women to pamper themselves with.’’

For more information on the High Tea contact Sarah Tritton on 0437873227.

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