Friends of Old Bega Hospital Activities

The VEGEMITE cooking competition was on again but has been postponed or cancelled.

The Raise the Roof Spring Fair is held annually. The festivities attract several hundred visitors. 2019 poster. We missed out on a 2020 Spring Fair because of Covid, but we are back on for 2021. The date is Sunday 31 October 2021. The normal format may have to be adapted to fit in with the demands of a busy building site - steel fencing, working trucks, temporary site buildings, materials dumps and all the gear which is a necessary part of a major heritage site rebuild! Will we be complaining? Not on your Nelly! But no matter what is happening at the site there will be a chance for the community to come to the precinct and experience whatever the Events Committee can cobble together. Minimally, food and refreshments, a chocolate wheel raffle, a cake stall, a Vegemite cooking (sweet and savoury sections) competition, music, kids activities, the Kalaru Dancing Dogs and a chance for the community to catch the heart of our Community Cultural Centre in the process of being restored to its former glory.

The Friends hold an annual trivia night in winter. The 2021 Trivia Night will be on Saturday 7 August at the Bega Golf Club, Tarraganda. The quizz questions will be drawn from Rhonda Jones' huge collection and will cover a wide range of topics. The effervescing Tinkerbelle will also be ensuring all Trivia Teams play fairly and accept the final result with good grace. A silent cake auction will be a feature of the evening. So start organising your table mates (8 to a table). More details will be provided closer to the night.

The raffle is on. It's an Autumn Online Raffle this time, to allow everyone to show support for OBH while at the same time be in the running to win some great DIY Gift Vouchers from Mitre 10. First prize - $500.00; second Prize - $250.00; third prize - $150.00 and fourth and fifth prizes - $50.00 each. Thank you Mitre 10 for partnering with OBH for this raffle. Check out the Rafflelink site and please SPREAD THE WORD.

Help with any of these activities is welcome. Contact Us if you'd like to get involved. Join the Friends to show your support.

The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

AGMs are held annually (surprise!), generally in the second half of the calendar year.

You can keep up to date with activities by subscribing to the emailed Newsletter. Also check the Friends Facebook page.

A principal activity of the Friends is to raise money for repair of the Old Hospital as an indicator of strong community support for the project. The Old Bega Hospital Reserve Land Manager actively solicits grants from government and non government sources. Contributions are most welcome. Anyone who feels they may be able to make a significant contribution at some stage, either financially or by provision of materials or services, would be welcome to discuss it with either or both the Friends or the Trust. Contact Us.

The donation form includes details of the Friends bank account. As donations are not tax deductible, receipts will be issued only on request. If you do not require a receipt, donations can be made direct into the bank account without using the form - just put 'donation' into the description box when making the deposit.