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    GOOD CAUSE: Legatee Gary Coutts, left, and Priceline Pharmacy owner Stuart Hall prepare for an annual Legacy bowls tournament on December 5. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Bowlers joining forces for Legacy

Two Horsham bowling clubs will join forces next month to host an annual tournament to raise money for Wimmera Legacy. 

Legacy’s 62nd annual two-bowl open triples tournament will be at Horsham City Bowling Club on December 5.

Legatee Gary Coutts said Horsham City and Sunnyside Horsham clubs alternated hosting the event, which was a major fundraiser for the Wimmera service.

“We hope the day will be supported by bowlers from our four Horsham clubs as well as clubs throughout the Wimmera playing area,” he said.

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“Wimmera Legacy is part of a uniquely Australian organisation that has accepted the ongoing responsibility for the debt Australia owes to those who have gone before us in the service of our nation.

“It does so by providing welfare support to widows-widowers, children and disabled dependents of Australia’s deceased veterans who served their country in war or peacekeeping operations and who died in service or subsequently, as well as members of Australian Defence Forces who died on hazardous service or in operational training accidents.”

Mr Coutts said Wimmera Legacy primarily relied on the public for donations. 

“We have 33 volunteer Legatees who look after the welfare and needs of more than 110 widows and their families within the Wimmera,” he said. 

“All money raised stays in the area to help with support and welfare of these families.”

Mr Coutts thanked Priceline Pharmacy Horsham for signing on as major sponsor.

“Owner Stuart Hall has recognised the work of Legacy and supported us over the past 12 years,” he said.

“We have additional sponsors for the day and all are local business houses.”

Bowlers are to assemble at Horsham City at noon. Entry is $30 a team, with entries closing at 6pm on December 2. People can lodge entries by calling Horsham City on 5382 1118 or Sunnyside on 5382 3115.

“We look forward to a fun day of fellowship, where bowlers can enjoy Horsham City Bowling Club facilities,” Mr Coutts said. 

– Sarah Matthews

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