Charity day raises $8000 for youth services in Bathurst

DONATION: Narelle Stocks, Angus Kennelly from Mitchell Rugby and Peter Rohr (from headspace) Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK 080618cheq1
DONATION: Narelle Stocks, Angus Kennelly from Mitchell Rugby and Peter Rohr (from headspace) Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK 080618cheq1

MITCHELL Rugby’s annual charity and family day has raised $8,000, which has been donated to two Bathurst charities who work with the city’s youth, Veritas House and headspace.

Mitchell Rugby’s first grade and women’s jerseys were auctioned off as part of the event, with many of the jerseys going in excess of $300 each.

Angus Kennelly from Mitchell Rugby said the club holds a Parents and Sponsors day every year, and as part of the event the first grade jumpers are auctioned off for charity.

In previous years all proceeds have been donated to headspace, but with the women’s team a big part of the club, it wanted to start building relationships with charities that do a lot of work for young women in the community.

With this in mind Mr Kennelly said this year the club decided to split the proceeds between two charities.

“Veritas House means something to the girls, and we are working hard to get the girls involved,” Mr Kennelly said. 

Narelle Stocks, from Veritas House said the charity was delighted to be considered.

Mrs Stocks said the charity has been operating in Bathurst for 35 years working with youth homelessness.

“We’re absolutely chuffed they selected us, the donation is very generous.”