History Matters || Fundraising for good causes

Back row: Misses Souter, Biddle, C Souter, Cameron, Bessie Doust, Jean Sargeant, Chrichton, Ewing, Menzies, M Strang, B Belbridge, K Strang, Strang, Lynn. Second: Misses Emily Mann, Campbell, Appleby, Lawson, Mesdames Sinfield, Legh, Misses Janet Ross, Addie McRae, Makinson, G McGregor, H Campbell, D Williams. Third: Mesdames Souter, Freak, Campbell, Tingcombe, Perkins, Menzies, Blessing, Miss K Williams, Mesdames Bode, Hanley, Russell. Front Misses M Menzies, MacGregor, Chuppie Bloxsome, B O'Connor, Kenny, Joyce Bloxsome, Eileen O'Connor, L Layton.
Back row: Misses Souter, Biddle, C Souter, Cameron, Bessie Doust, Jean Sargeant, Chrichton, Ewing, Menzies, M Strang, B Belbridge, K Strang, Strang, Lynn. Second: Misses Emily Mann, Campbell, Appleby, Lawson, Mesdames Sinfield, Legh, Misses Janet Ross, Addie McRae, Makinson, G McGregor, H Campbell, D Williams. Third: Mesdames Souter, Freak, Campbell, Tingcombe, Perkins, Menzies, Blessing, Miss K Williams, Mesdames Bode, Hanley, Russell. Front Misses M Menzies, MacGregor, Chuppie Bloxsome, B O'Connor, Kenny, Joyce Bloxsome, Eileen O'Connor, L Layton.

Glen Innes has always been a generous fundraising community - and a lot of thought and ingenuity has gone into methods of raising money.

Names such as Rotary, Lions, Lionesses, Opportunity Shop, Quota, Apex, Jaycees, VIEW, CWA, Royal Far West Children's Health Scheme, Foundation for Disabled, Benevolent Society, Community Aid Service, Glen Industries etc., etc., crop up in the Examiner showing how they have laboured mightily raising funds.

In 1941 the Rotary Cub brought Glady Moncrieff to Glen Innes for a concert with local noted musician Chris Young, who was credited with 'discovering' Gladys.

Jim Wilson remembers Apex members being sponsored to a walk to Inverell raising money to donate a humidicrib for the ambulance service.

Remember, they would have been fit as they were all younger than 40!

The War Time Tea Room Committee 1915-18 (pictured) included many Red Cross members.

The War Time Tea Room Produce Depot was opened in the main street of Glen Innes October 7, 1915 by a number of voluntary workers, for the purpose of raising funds to send to the War Chest, Sydney for the benefit of the men on active service.

The sum of £650 was sent away. The work of the tearoom was divided among more than 50 voluntary helpers and all provisions, produce etc were donated by those interested in the undertaking and who wished to further its object'

These details were printed in The Town & Country Journal, July 26, 1916.

On 6 March, 11am to 4pm at the Services Club, the Glen Innes Red Cross will be taking part in the Glen Innes Plant Buy, Swap and Sell - selling a large and wide variety of plant and garden related items including plants, shrubs, climbers, gardening and floral art books, cuttings, pot plants, bulbs, implements, pots etc.