Going on a big adventure


Jock Leighton is one of the nine “Team Condo” members that will participate in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016. Cont

By Melissa Blewitt


“Team Condo” will be beginning the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016 on Friday, 30 September.

They will leave from the Condobolin Tennis Courts at 8am and make their way to Four Corners Farm Stay at Nymagee.

There will be nine riders in the group – Jock Leighton, David Geeves, Peter Haydon, Mark Leighton, Colin Stibbard, Darren Smith, Ashley Bremner, Lochie Bremner and Andrew Braddon.

The Scrapheap Adventure Ride is a unique fundraising event which involves motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country purchasing a bike for no more than $1,000 and doing it up for an adventure ride through the Aussie outback, all while raising money for people with Down Syndrome.

They are aiming to have fun, raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome NSW.

“Team Condo” is already neck and neck with the more seasoned “Team Inverell”, in fundraising the highest amount of money overall, having raised over $11,000.

“People can help this great cause and keep us at the top by donating any amount,” “Team Condo” spokesperson Peter Haydon said.

“We would love to raise more than Inverell. We would like to thank all of those who have already donated – every dollar will make a difference.

“Please come down to the Condobolin Tennis Courts and see us off on the start of our adventure.”

The community can head to the website http://www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au/ click on support, select Team Condo or their riders, to make a donation.

Another way to contribute to the cause is to visit www.mycause.com.au/page/123733/team-condo-2016-scrapheap-ride

There is also a donation bucket at the Railway Hotel in Condobolin. Residents can also donate direct to Down Syndrome NSW.

Condobolin Ball shows its charitable side

• Jo Thorpe (Treasurer), Dianne Jones (President), Mellissa Hoskings and Fiona Doyle from the Condobolin Pony Club were more than happy to accept a donation from the Condobolin B and S Ball Society. KP

By Melissa Blewitt

Condobolin B and S Society is committed to helping the local community.

The organisation has presented cheques to the United Hospital Auxiliary, the Condobolin Sports Awards, SES, Rotary, Condobolin Preschool, Pony Club, Physical Culture Club and the Rural Fire Service.

President Tara Baxter said an organisation such as the B and S Society could not function without the loyal support of volunteers.

“Condobolin B and S Society would like to thank all the dedicated volunteer organisations who braved the not so favourable weather conditions to help set up and run the annual ball held on the 11 July last year,” she said.

“I cannot stress enough without the dedication from the community and tireless effort from the committee members, with special thanks going to Bruce Patton, Kathy Parnaby, Melissa and Gerald Barby, Rex Press and Chris Jones, this ball wouldn’t go ahead.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Richard McFadyen and Shannon Barby for your help on Sunday after the ball.”

The Condobolin B and S Ball is a not-for-profit event, with all proceeds being donated back into the Condobolin community.

“We owe our gratitude to the patrons who return to Condobolin year after year to attend the ball,” Tara said.

“In 2015, we saw around 400 people brave the elements to attend the event. It was one of the coldest balls we have had for a long time.

“However, this did not deter the patron’s spirits nor the costumes, as they enjoyed the rainy night.

“In 2016, we can only hope that our community and patrons stand strong behind us to provide another successful ball, with hopefully a few exciting changes to come.”

If you want to be part of the Condobolin B and S Committee, contact condowinterbns@hotmail.com or message them via their Facebook page – Condo Winter Bns.

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