Bathurst Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Autumn Fair on Saturday and Parade was happy to here that around $5000 was raised on the day.
And the church has decided to donate all money to both Young Life and Uniting Safe Shelter.
Young Life is an organisation that works with youth, that has branches all over NSW, with the Bathurst-based one celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018.
The Uniting Safe Shelter (USS) was an initiative started last year which provided a place for homeless men across Bathurst to sleep during the coldest months of the year.
Organisers of USS, which was formerly known as Uniting Safe Space, is set to relaunch the project once again in 2019.
Last year the service housed guests for a total of 206 bed nights over four winter months, convincing organisers that the service would be needed again in 2019.
The Bathurst Presbyterian Church traditionally donates all its money raised from the Autumn Fair to a Bathurst charity or charities.
Don't block the access point
When an ambulance has to get onto a field at any sporting event, its extremely crucial that no vehicles are blocking its way.
But on Sunday morning at Proctor Park, Parade was disappointed to hear that a vehicle had been parked across an access point, which blocked the ambulance from getting on the field to tend to an injured player.
It's bizarre that a vehicle had been parked there in the first place, considering the new car park at Proctor Park recently had lines marked to make it easier for drivers to know where to park.
Embarrassingly for the driver, the vehicle's number plate was read out over the PA system.
The ambulance had to briefly wait as driver quickly rushed to their vehicle to move it.
For the player the paramedics had to tend to, he had sustained a muscle injury in a tackle in his game and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.
Thankfully, he's expected to make a full recovery.