Deepwater community members receive grocery vouchers after fundraising event

As part of the series of fundraising events the Deepwater Far West and the Deepwater Art group have each received $1000.

On Thursday, September 10, the Deepwater community held its fifth meat tasting fundraiser sponsored by the Meat and Livestock Australia and the University of New England.

The Deepwater art group plans on using the money to help design and establish an online page where members can sell their artworks online.

"We have been talking about doing a web page since January last year," Deepwater Art Gallery president Judith Cox said.

Ms Cox said the group has been going since 1986, and still continues to meet weekly to do arts and crafts activities including painting and poetry.

The Deepwater community's most recent meat tasting fundraiser not only saw the two community groups receive funding but also all the volunteers receiving a wonderful surprise for attending the fundraiser.

Melissa Bowman, NSW drought officer for national not-for-profit organisation 'GIVIT', supported the local community volunteers and the local Foodworks supermarket by distributing $50 grocery vouchers.

Organiser of the fundraisers, Deepwater Hall chair Mary Hollingworth, said the volunteers were thrilled and delighted with the generosity.

GIVIT works with more than 2700 charities nationwide, ranging from the Salvation Army and Australian Red Cross to smaller community groups