Alison Bathgate from Grafton Line Dancers presents a cheque for $2800 to Joyce Walters from NSW RFS Clarence Valley Catering Unit. Photo: Contributed
Alison Bathgate from Grafton Line Dancers presents a cheque for $2800 to Joyce Walters from NSW RFS Clarence Valley Catering Unit. Photo: Contributed

Best foot forward for firies

WHEN the Grafton Line Dancers decide to do a local fundraiser they really know how to kick up their heels and dance up a storm for charity.

Last week the dancers raised almost $3000 for the Clarence Valley Rural Fire Service.

The money was raised through a raffle and the Grafton Line Dancers held a special function on July 14. Prizes for the raffle included a quilt sewn by local woman Chris Timmins and various hampers donated by line dancers throughout the area.

Attendees were invited to come along dressed up in a creative nursery rhyme theme.

Alison Bathgate, a passionate member of the Grafton Line Dancers, presented a cheque for $2800 to Joyce Walters who graciously accepted the donation on behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service Catering, Clarence Valley unit.

Mrs Walters said the NSW RFS Clarence Valley Catering Unit was deeply indebted to the Grafton Line Dancers for the kind donation.

The money will go to assist with catering and equipment requirements required to support our volunteer firefighters during fire campaigns.

Mrs Bathgate's son Mark said his mother was extremely pleased by the amount raised by the Grafton Line Dancers.

"Mum does a lot of fundraising for charities. She was very pleased by the support the Grafton Line Dancers received from the community," he said.