Fourteen regular racegoers at Tara Raceway greyhound meetings on Thursday and Sunday afternoons have been throwing their support behind the charity of choice for the past six months by way of their tipping competition.
The tipsters pay their way, bragging rights the only thing they have to look forward to. The real winner here is the designated charity – Foodbank in the case of the first half of this year.
Foodbank SA established ties with the Limestone Coast more than 17 years ago. The vision was simple: to end food insecurity for those living in the region.
Heats of the Foodbank Feature (512 m) will be run at Tara Raceway on Sunday, July 25 with the final on August 1 when Foodbank representatives will be on course to receive the Tara Tipsters cheque.
During the next six months the Tara Tipsters will throw their support behind the Visually Impaired Club of Mount Gambier.
Founded in 1978, the club has helped vision impaired children and adults across the region for four decades. Funds raised at their stalls and through various raffles are donated to visually impaired locals or used to buy equipment for visually impaired children.
“The money we raise remains in the South East and we help people right across the region,” said Joy Axleby who has been president of the club for more than 20 years.
Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club president, Noel Perry, who is a member of the Tara Tipsters, this week expressed thanks to the club members who have thrown their support behind the initiative.
“I’d like to thank the Tara Tipsters for entering into the spirit of the competition, namely David Lewis, David Peckham, Kevin Douglas, Kevin Jones, Jason Newman, Michael Robinson, Richard Clayfield, Scott Blacksell, Jude Tait, John Burow, Monty Wilson, Nick Wilson and Robert Halliday.”