Gold for Gunnedah Total – Well Done Lane Cove

A big thank you to Lane Cove residents, businesses, sporting groups, charities, churches and Lane Cove Council for your generosity.  Lane Cove raised in total $31 819.52 in ITC’s Gold for Gunnedah campaign.

To recap Lane Cove’s sister city is Gunnedah.  As this drought became worse, Lane Cove staged a week of drought relief help (which became longer than a week with more people staging events).  Gunnedah became Lane Cove’s Sister City after the last drought when Lane Cove helped the people of Gunnedah.  Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer met with the Mayor of Gunnedah and told him that Lane Cove would help out. This idea started with Lane Cove Councillor Andrew Zbik who is married to former Gunnedah resident Bronwyn Deane.

How Much was Raised?

Collection Points – $20 319.52 (distributed to Gunnedah Rotary)
C3 Church Lane Cove – $ 6 500
Lane Cove Council Donation – $5 000

How Will the Money Benefit Gunnedah?

Lane Cove Rotary worked with Rotary Gunnedah to establish a collection point. Gunnedah Rotary will disperse the money throughout their community by way of vouchers to local food stores, and other local retailers.

A recipient of the local vouchers sent the following thank you:

Hi we received a Gunnedah chamber of commerce gift card and we just wanted to pass on our sincere appreciation for the kindness you have shown to us in this way! It is a wonderful idea to help local businesses and farmers alike in this hard season.
It really does mean a lot and is a huge help during this time.
Many Thanks
Darryn, Michelle,
Levi and Kezia

C3 Church is donating their money to the Local Anglican Church who will take submissions from local farmers in need.

List of Collection Points

Thank you to the amazing Lane Cove Community – churches, scouts, sporting clubs, local schools, child care centres, pre-schools and local businesses below who acted as a collection point.

Collection Points
Apple Dental Lane Cove
Aussie Lane Cove
Bakers Delight
Birdwood Cafe
Birrahlee Pre School
Burns Bay Bookery
Burns Bay Dance Studios
Burns Bay Physiotherapy
C3 Church Lane Cove
Caltex Longueville
Cellarbrations Lane Cove
Chargrill Charlies
Courtenay & Co Solicitors
Eyes 4 You
Eyes on Lane Cove
First Learning Australia
Fit Lane Cove
Good Start Child Care Lane Cove
The Junction Coffee Co
Greenwich Sailing Club (have emailed members with Go Fund Me Link)
Ground Caffe
Guardian Child Care Lane Cove
Gymbaroo Lane Cove and Greenwich
Hummerstons Meats
IGA Burns Bay Road
Jennys Kindergarden
KU Greenwich
KU Osborne Park
La Provence
Lane Cove Council Staff Collection
Lane Cove Cats AFL
Lane Cove Bowling Club
Lane  Cove Taekwondo
Lane Cove Football Club
Lane Cove Golf Club
Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union Club
Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre
Lane Cove Occasional Care
Lane Cove Orthodontics
Lane Cove Physiotherapy
Lane Cove Podiatry
Lane Cove Public School
Lane Cove Theatre Company (collected at Next to Normal)
Lane Cove West PS (collected at Fathers Day Breakfast)
LCM Church
La Provence
MBE Lane Cove
Mortgage Choice Lane Cove
Nibu Cafe
Porters Northwood
Raine and Horne Lane Cove
Ray White Lane Cove
Riverview Vet
St Andrews Uniting Church Longueville
Storage King Lane Cove
Super Mix Juciery
Sydney Speech Clinic
Tambourine Bay Scouts
The Beautician
The Alcott
The Diddy
The Meeting House
The Social Room
Trendsetter Travel
Vision PT Lane Cove


Thank you to the following who helped ITC collect the money boxes Em Paterson, Bronwyn Deane, Alex Bambigotti, Renee Maxwell, Zena White and Kylie Dunlop.  Thank you to MBE Lane Cove for printing posters and stickers for free.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Gold For Gunnedah Campaign there were some great ideas on how to raise money.

Farmer Friday

Several Schools and preschools staged Farmer Friday and the kids looked great

St Michaels School

St Michael’s School held a rock on rain concert.  Singer Tim Conlon (from The Voice) rocked the school.



A big thank you to Hummerstons. They raised $1000 for Gold for Gunnedah and another  $1000 for Buy A Bale.


Drought Relief Fundraiser

During the Gold for Gunnedah week a group of Lane Cove locals organised an Afternoon Tea for Drought Angels.  The organisers raised $20 000 for Drought Angels.  The organising committee was Sarah Martin, Ros Carberry, Gillian Ruckriegel, Monique Chilton, Cath Doherty, Bronwyn Deane and Marea Hall.  Nearly 200 people attend the event and it was well supported by so many Lane Cove businesses.  A big thank you to the anonymous donor who donated the champagne for the event and Porters Liquor Northwood who delivered the champagne and provided glasses free of charge, ice and buckets.  If you are having a party and need drinks give them a call!!

Gunnedah Tea Towels

We also have Gunnedah Tea Towels for Sale with all profit going to the Gold for Gunnedah campaign.  If you know someone from Gunnedah this would make a great Christmas Gift.  You can buy them online here.  ITC sold Gunnedah Tea Towels at the Lane Cove Fair and the proceeds have been included in the total above.



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