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It’s war! Lifeline muscles in new fundraiser

Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

Lifeline ladies (from left) Kylie Dines, Maxine Hinton and Shelby Jones take on Greg Pierce, Scott Hammond and Trevor Odgers. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Lifeline ladies (from left) Kylie Dines, Maxine Hinton and Shelby Jones take on Greg Pierce, Scott Hammond and Trevor Odgers. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By By Emily Roberts

Lifeline staff have been practicing for war and want others to join in.

They are getting ready for a game tug-of-war and other games that will be played on the Silver City Cup weekend for Lifeline’s “Sunday Funday” at the Silverton Hotel.

“There will be food, drinks, live entertainment, face painting, crazy hair, airbrush tattoos and different games,” said Lifeline Broken Hill manager, Scott Hammond.

“It will be the second year we have run the fundraiser. Last year was very successful - about 300 or 400 people attended.”

Mr Hammond said many families had said how great the day was for children.

“Lots of people said how fun it was. The day is about good old fashioned fun,” he said.

The tug-of-war is a new attraction and is being sponsored by energy company AGL that is behind the Silverton wind farm proposal.

People can nominate teams of five for $25, $20 of which goes to Lifeline.

There is a category for men and women and $500 worth of prize money for each category.

Mr Hammond encouraged sporting groups, emergency services and anyone else to enter a team.

“We are trying to fundraise for Lifeline but it is also about bringing families together.

“People tell us about train rides to Silverton and picnic days. It is an opportunity to spend quality time with kids and families. It’s just good fun.”

There will be gold coin donations for games and activities to help raise more money.

Entry forms for the tug-of-war may be collected from Lifeline, 194 Argent Street.

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