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Media Release
Contact: David Fitzgerald
Ph: 02 6852 1488
Forbes Services Memorial Club helps Community Groups prosper
A total of twenty six (26) community groups have shared in receiving Club Grants from Forbes Services Memorial Club in 2014/15 totalling in excess of $50,000.00. These Club Grants will assist in running of their respective organisations and to help them prosper.
The latest chunk of funding totalling $30,000 will be presented to the recipients on Monday 28th September 2015 at 10.30am. Members of the Club and general public are invited to attend.
In addition to these Club Grants, the Club has also supported numerous community groups with sponsorships and In-Kind donations, including free room hire for not-for-profit community group meetings. We estimate these sponsorships and In-Kind donations to be in the tens of thousands.
In the past yen years the Club has given in excess of $426,000.00 to community groups and sporting associations.
Among the beneficiaries for 2015 is the Forbes Public School, receiving ten (10) iPads valued in excess of $5,000. The iPads will be used to deliver the Forbes Services Memorial Club iPad Connected Learning Program to assist primary school students with special needs. Tracey Pecenka, Assistant Principal of Forbes Primary School and class Teacher of the iPad Connected Learning Program said “we are extremely grateful to the Forbes Services Memorial Club for supporting our students with special needs. The Club’s generosity will greatly benefit our student’s academic needs and will continue to do so for many years to come.”
Another important beneficiary this year is the Forbes CanAssist Branch. The Club Grant of $3,000 will go towards providing support to country cancer patients from Forbes and surrounding districts with travel and accommodation expenses. Kerry Dunstan, President of the Forbes CanAssist Branch said “it can easily cost a country family affected by cancer up to five times more than a city family just to access treatment”. Mr Dunstan went onto say “the reality is that many country mums and dads simply can’t afford treatment, let alone the weeks spent away from their family and work”.
The Club also choose to support the Forbes North Public School “Good Start Breakfast Club” with a ClubGrant of $3,000.
Research shows that breakfast provides children with energy and essential nutrients, including iron, calcium and vitamins B and C, which are necessary for growth, development and good health.
A spokesperson for Forbes North Public School said that “children who have breakfast are able to concentrate better and have a longer attention span, helping them to learn and study better. They also perform better physically after eating breakfast as there is more energy available to their muscles and can improve behaviour and mood.
President of Forbes Services Memorial Club Wayne Richards said, “We think this financial support is not just a gift to the recipients, but also to the whole community”. Mr. Richards went onto say “all Club Grants are aimed at helping as many local community groups as possible”.
Other recipients for 2014/15 are: Forbes Golfers Association, Forbes Youth Advisory Committee, Forbes Running & Triathlon Club, Forbes Basketball Association, Forbes Rodeo, Forbes Historical Society, Forbes Croquet Club, Rotary Club of Forbes, Forbes Torchbearers for Legacy, Lachlan Legacy, Red Bend Junior League, NSW Small Wine Makers, Bedgerebong Picnic Races, Forbes Country Music Club, Lachlan Valley Equestrian Club, Forbes CanAssist, Forbes Relay for Life, Lachlan Valley Community Radio, Forbes Sportsperson of the Year, Forbes Widow Support Group, Forbes Rugby Union Club, Sculpture Forbes, Forbes Camel Races, Forbes Jockey Club and Forbes Diggers Harness Racing Club.
If your Community organisation or sporting group is looking for a financial kick along; then call into the Club and collect a Clubs Grants Information package.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with David Fitzgerald, please contact Forbes Services Memorial Club on 02 6852 1488 or email

The Forbes Services Memorial Club Community Chest Charity Raffle Program

We are proud to be part of the Forbes community, and we always support our locals! Check out the entries below to see the receipients and how much money members and guests have recently given from the Community Chest Charity Raffles.

If you know of are on the Committee of a Not-For-Profit Organistaion and could do with some financial assistance from the FSMC Community Chest Charity Raffle program then write to the General Manager expressing an interest and what/how the organisation contributes to the Forbes Community.

Send all correspondence to:
The General Manager
Forbes Services Memorial Club
PO Box 150

Since the inception of the Community Chest Charity Raffle Program in November 2015 to July 2018, the Club has donated $90,922.50.

December 2018

Community Chest Charity Raffle Recipients – 2018

December 31st, 2018|

Jan 2018 – Forbes and District Historical Society $3494.00
Feb 2018 – Forbes CanAssist $2,784.00
Mar 2018 – Forbes PA & H Association $3,274.00
Apr 2018 – Forbes Sporting Shooters Association $3,109.00
May 2018 – Forbes North Public School P & C $3,009.00
June 2018 – Forbes Prostate Cancer Support Group $2,691.00
July 2018 – Kalari Lachlan River Arts $2,565.00
Aug 2018 – Forbes Red Cross $3,826.00
Sept 2018 – Forbes Basketball Association $2,793.00
Oct 2018 – Calarie Hall Recreation Trust $2,940.00
Nov 2018 – Forbes Torch Bearers for Legacy $2,320.00
Dec 2018 – Forbes Golfers Association Lady Golfers $2,317.00

December 2017

Community Chest Charity Raffle Recipients – 2017

December 31st, 2017|

Jan 2017 – Forbes Handicraft Centre $4,402.00
Feb 2017 – Forbes Mens Shed $2,830.00
Mar 2017 – Forbes Rodeo Inc $2,738.00
Apr 2017 – Forbes Esiteddfod $2,600.00
May 2017 – Forbes Red Cross $2,727.50
June 2017 – Forbes Kennel Club $2,535.00
July 2017 – Bedgerabong Public School $2,707.15
Aug 2017 – Forbes Family History Group $2,770.00
Sept 2017 – Red Bend Junior League $3,483.00
Oct 2017 – Forbes View Club $2,119.00
Nov 2017 – Forbes Junior Cricket $2,298.00
Dec 2017 – Rotary Club of Forbes Ipomoea $3,217.00

December 2016

Community Chest Charity Raffle Recipients – 2016

December 31st, 2016|

Jan 2016 – Rural Fire Service Forbes $2,658.00
Feb 2016 – State Emergency Service Forbes $1,518.00
Mar 2016 – Jemealong Retirement Village Careres Group $2,850.00
Apr 2016 – Forbes Basket Ball Association $2,941.00
May 2016 – Mater Nursing Home Auxiliary $2,123.00
Jun 2016 – Red Bend Junior Rugby League $2,489.00
Jul 2016 – Lauchlan House With No Steps $3,607.70
Aug 2016 – Forbes Auto Sports Club $1,853.00
Sep 2016 – Forbes Women’s Refuge $1,900.00
Oct 2016 – Friends of the Forbes Hospital $2,697.20
Nov 2016 – Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group $3,193.00
Dec 2016 – Forbes Junior Cricket $4,258.00
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