GOLDEN OLDIES: The Sperm Whales preparing for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter fund raising day. Front rowers Darrell Wallace and Terry Smith link with hooker Norm Bale while half-back John Mayes feeds the scrum a beer. Photo contributed.
GOLDEN OLDIES: The Sperm Whales preparing for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter fund raising day. Front rowers Darrell Wallace and Terry Smith link with hooker Norm Bale while half-back John Mayes feeds the scrum a beer. Photo contributed. Contributed

Golden Oldies are at it again

THE annual Evans Head Sperm Whales Golden Oldies fundraiser will be on again on August 25.

It is a mini-festival to help raise money for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and will take place on Stan Payne Oval.

All members of the public are most welcome as it will be a great day, according to organiser Graeme Barr.

"Last year we donated $3000 to the Westpac helicopter from this day," he said.

"This year the Evans Head Killer Whales, who play in the local village rugby union competition, will host Yamba at Stand Payne Oval at 1pm as a curtain-raiser to some world class Golden Oldies rugby."

Teams will be coming from all over the Northern Rivers as well as one from the Gold Coast and another from Brisbane.

"We participate in a North Coast Golden Rugby competition which includes teams from Tweed Coast, Murwillumbah, Lennox Head, Kyogle, Lismore, Ballina, Casino, Grafton and of course Evans Head," Mr Barr said.

There will be a licensed bar and barbecue, a jumping castle for the kids, fundraising games, raffles and an auction to help raise money.

"After the afternoon at Stan Payne Oval, we will make our way to the Evans Head Bowlo for the raffles, auctions and dance the night away to a live band," Mr Barr said.

"We are on the lookout for any new members, playing and non-playing, so if anybody is interested just ask one of the old fellas in a Sperm Whales shirt."

Mr Barr also put out a call to any business or person who would like to donate something to the auction or the raffles.

"It would be most appreciated," he said.



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