Taste on Templar funds donated to local community groups

Chris Phillips, Carolyn Neilsen, Maureen Field, Carolyn Morrison, Cheryl Barton, John Schrader and Rex Barton, Justin Walker, Sheryl Garner, Stephanie and Daisy Hughes, Marg Duggan and Debbie Prior. Photo supplied.
Chris Phillips, Carolyn Neilsen, Maureen Field, Carolyn Morrison, Cheryl Barton, John Schrader and Rex Barton, Justin Walker, Sheryl Garner, Stephanie and Daisy Hughes, Marg Duggan and Debbie Prior. Photo supplied.

The Forbes Business Chamber have given back to community groups Forbes Can Assist and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, donating some of the proceeds from last year's Taste on Templar event.

Both community groups received $9000 each.

Forbes Business Chamber's Fiona Ferguson said Forbes Can Assist have been stretched to their maximum throughout the pandemic.

Ms Ferguson said services to support the many families who have struggled throughout the year have had difficulty coping with funding and restrictions that were imposed due to COVID-19.

The Business Chamber wanted to give back as the Can Assist members assisted the committee by helping to set up and manning the gates of the event.

Forbes Can Assist's John Schrader said this donation is absolutely amazing, because the last two years have had a massive impact on their fundraising capabilities.

Mr Schrader said thanks to donations like this and meaningful donations from community members they have been able to carry on as normal in assisting local families facing cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation wants to ensure a future where no woman's well-being is endangered by ovarian cancer.

With support and collaborative efforts with the community they can increase the funding available to researchers helping to make this goal a reality.

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