23 May 2024

Anzac Day drives $5,000 bowls club donation to Weipa RSL sub-branch

| Cape York Weekly
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Weipa RSL sub-branch representative Lloyd Williams accepts a cheque from Weipa Bowls Club operations manager Karen Phillips following a successful Anzac Day commemoration at the club. Photo: Supplied.

Weipa Bowls Club has donated more than $5,000 to the township’s Returned and Services League sub-branch following a highly successful commemoration of Anzac Day at the venue last month.

Weipa locals turned out in force to support the event, with a big crowd treated to live music, a DJ and entertainment that kept spirits high as the community reflected on the contribution of former and current military personnel.

Club operations manager Karen Phillips said the event was not only a fantastic way to commemorate Anzac Day, but also a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together in support of a great cause.

“The highlight of the day for many people was the annual two-up, with nearly $2,000 being raised at two-up, and an additional $600 or so being donated from staff tips and the raffles held by the bowlers,” she said.

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“In all, the total raised on the day came to $2,517.35 and Weipa Bowls Club matched this amount, making a total of $5,034.70 to donate to the Weipa RSL sub-branch.

“These funds go towards supporting local veterans and their families in the Weipa community, providing vital assistance where it is needed.”

Weipa RSL sub-branch representative Lloyd Williams thanked the community for its generous support and gave a special shout-out to Ken Pappin who, for the first time in over a decade, was not available to assist on the day.

“Ken has been a large part of two-up each year, and unfortunately he missed what was to be his last two-up event in Weipa,” he said.

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