Scott to brave shave for his mate, Steve

April 07, 2018

Members of the Easter fair committee.

What can you do when your mate gets the worst health diagnosis ever — terminal cancer?

You ‘get’ his back, that’s what!

Scott Vesty’s aim to do just that for his mate, Steve Allingham, will see him lose his locks in May.

And he is appealing for other locals to join him and do the same.

Scott has initiated ‘Shave for a Mate’, a fundraising venture designed to help Steve and his wife, Veronica, make some great memories in the time Steve has left and perhaps provide some support for Veronica when the time comes that she is forced to face the future alone.

The program will culminate in a day of family fun at the Mathoura Recreation Reserve on Sunday, May 20 from 10.30am until 4pm when the big shave will take place.

Activities for kids will include a jumping castle, sumo suits and face painting while there will also be plenty of great food, music and an auction for the adults too.

Scott is grateful for the support he has received to date from district businesses which have donated goods for the auction and helped in any way.

He would also welcome support for his efforts to ‘lighten the load’ for Steve and Veronica by sponsoring his actions, and encourages others to join him.

People who could help can contact Scott on 0437975390, or Rita Howard on 0488687370.


Congratulations to Jo Wain who last week became a grandmother.

Zoe Lou McKean, who arrived safe and sound on March 28, is the first child for her daughter, Rebecca and partner, Paul.

She is also the niece of Liss and Ned and Hannah and Zak, whose birthday she shares.

Zoe is also the first great grandchild for Val and Neil Childs.

Congratulations to all!


The 2018 Easter Fair was a huge success.

The Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens were overflowing with stalls, attractions and entertainment.

There was also food to cater for the hungry ones.

Congratulations to the group of people who stepped up to the plate and made the event their own to ensure one of the town’s favourite events was not lost to its calendar of events.

Thanks also to the farmers who donated stock and to those people who donated money to provide them with foundation funds.


Our Faith is a miracle girl!

The way local teenager, Faith Butt, has come back from her horrific accident is nothing short of a miracle.

To see vision of her smashed skull during a recent television interview leaves you in awe of the determination and fighting spirit that saw her learn to both walk and talk again.

It really is true that Faith can move mountains.

Well done young lady!


Mathoura Football Netball Club opens its account in the Picola District League tomorrow.

The club will host reigning premier Picola United, so go along and give the girls and guys your support.


Mathoura Bowling Club will host the Ian Clark Memorial 2-Bowl Triples Tournament tomorrow.

There will be three games of 16 ends, starting at 10am.

Entries at $60 per team should go to bowls co-ordinator Rod Werner on 0408858338 or the club on 58803200.

Players may purchase lunch from the bowlers’ menu.

In other club news Round One winners in the 21-Up Handicap have been D Hicks, A Hulm, R Werner and L Vallance while round two success has gone to L Bates, M Humphreys, C Hillier, D Hicks, R Werner, A Prime, I Hunter and P Clear.

In the Men’s 100-Up Handicap C Roberts defeated S Dinan.

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