Local ladies expanding their Scope of help in the community

EVERY year the Scope Club of Ballina raises about $30,000 for local charities and projects.

Spokeswoman Ruth Gradwell said the club's purpose was to service the community and promote education.

"We are a group of ladies who do fundraising for local charities," she said.

"We wear yellow shirts and our Ballina mayor calls us Daffodils.

"All our money raised goes to local charities, such as Riding for the Disabled, Hope Haven Women's Refuge, Heartfelt House, Seabird Rescue, Marine Rescue and surf life saving clubs.

"We also gave to Our House in Lismore and to the P.E.T. scanner."

Ms Gradwell said the Scope ladies raised money by having champagne breakfasts, barbecues at Bunnings and afternoon tea by the sea.

Gift wrapping at Big W in Ballina at Christmas and Mother's Day also helps the club raise a lot of money.

Ms Gradwell said the club gave education bursaries to local school students.

Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at the Ballina RSL. Visit http://www.scope.org.au/ballina.htm



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