The Port Stephens community has helped to raise $2800 for the Medowie-based Food Way welfare program.
About 1200 people turned out to Boyd Oval on Saturday, July 28 to watch the Medowie Marauders and Nelson Bay Gropers take on Merewether Carlton.
Four games of union were played as part of the Marauders’ annual charity round. Off the field, there was a display of race cars and a jumping castle for children.
The $2800 raised on the day will be donated to the Medowie Assembly of God church’s welfare program Food Way, which provides more than 1200 Port families with fresh food and hot meals.
A further $500 was donated to the Medowie Bale out the Drought campaign.
Marauders club president Dwyane Murphy said the charity round was a busy day, but a good one.
“There were mixed results on the day for the home teams but the big winner was Food Way,” he said.
“Thanks to the support of the community, Glen Towers Racing who sponsored the charity jumpers for the day and supplied the off-road racers, Fuller’s Racing with the speedway cars, Medowie Social Riders for conducting the raffles throughout the day, Medowie Tyre and Auto, Port Stephens Toyota and Nelson Bay Rugby Club the [Marauders] club was able to donate $2800 to feed the people of Medowie and Port Stephens in hardship.”
In the Boyd Oval round, the Marauders went down to Merewether 20-14, Nelson Bay’s premier two side won 41-7. The Gropers’ premier one side drew 27-27.
Medowie and Nelson Bay are away to Maitland on Saturday.
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