On Sunday, December 9 Woodstock Memorial Show President Mrs Di Brown took to her sleigh with elves in tow, to spread a little festive cheer and goodwill to children at the Woodstock Public School, within the village and on rural properties.
Mailboxes and little hearts were filled to the brim.
This was all made possible after the Royal Agricultural Societies Foundation (RAS) joined forces with Good360 Australia to offer rural and regional show societies across the state the opportunity to receive new kitchen goods and Christmas toys.
The RAS Foundation along with the RAS Agricultural Development team sorted and organised over 1000 boxes of goods worth over $450,000 for 31 very appreciative societies.
Amongst those taking advantage of this timely offer were: Barraba P.A. & H Assoc, Canowindra P A & H Association, Lake Cargelligo Show, Molong Show Society Inc, Yass Show Society Inc and Woodstock Memorial Show.
The RAS Foundation hopes this initiative will provide a boost, providing these communities with new items for continued use.
Many of the societies reported they will hold Christmas BBQ’s to share the toys and distribute the personal items via contacts or local community groups.
Founder Alison Covington launched Good360 in Australia with the goal to deliver $1billion of goods to Australians in need after discovering how successful the program had been in the United States.
Giving back to the community
Each year the annual Woodstock show prides itself on giving back to the community, with many local community groups benefiting from the annual event including the Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock CWA, the Woodstock Swimming Pool and the Cowra Riding for Disabled.
Spreading more goodwill, the President of the Woodstock Memorial Show, Mrs Di Brown, presented a cheque for $2,700 to the Sanfilippo Children's Foundation's 'Hope for Lucas' campaign in Orange earlier this month.
The Tiefel family are members of the Woodstock show body and have close connections to the Woodstock community.
The funds were raised by the Show's generous community members who lovingly baked, sewed, grew and donated a range of local produce for its inaugural Pop-Up Pantry held at the annual show on Father’s Day in September.
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