THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
On behalf of our support group i would like to thank the following organisations for supporting the Male Bag Foundation ride during their overnight stop in Griffith on Sunday 21st October.
The Foundation is an organisation promoting awareness of prostate cancer. Sixteen members of their group rode into Griffith on the old red post office motor bikes and seven support crew including their patron David Parkin a well know AFL coach in latter years and a motivational speaker.
Donations received on their nine day journey through regional NSW and Canberra goes directly to the foundation, the riders and support crew pay for all their own expenses on the trip.in the last six years this group was formed over $850,000 has been raised and this money goes towards purchasing specialised prostate biopsy equipment in rural hospitals of which a number of Victorian rural hospitals have received this equipment.
The foundation has acknowledged that this area having a high incidence of prostate cancer so if sufficient funds will be available a number of NSW rural hospitals will benefit by this specialised prostate biopsy equipment. Thank you must go to the members of my support group who provided food for the bbq and also to those who assisted on the night. Also to The Area News for the two great stories prior to their visit and after their visit, WIN TV, 95.1 Community FM radio and the Acacia Motel for their help and assistance. Our support group were very fortunate to have the Male Bag Foundation choosing Griffith as a overnight stay and to promote the awareness of prostate cancer and i am sure the riders and support crew left with a lasting impression of Griffith and its hospitality shown by the locals.
Barry Maples, Prostate Cancer Support Group
MORE TO ROYAL WEDDING
What a lovely traditional royal wedding last week for Eugenie and Jack. Too bad the left were the ones covering this special occasion. They couldn't resist the constant snipes of verbal remarks, anything to draw attention to the insignificant events rather than the Christian service itself. They were more preoccupied with the 800 celebrity somebodies losing their hats in the wind and chasing after them. Then we had a fashion run commentary on who was who and what they were wearing.
This pause might have been better spent on showing the viewers a lot more of the inside of this glorious historic building, whilst they waited for the real event to occur. It must have bugged these commentators to note that both a white and dark skinned man officiated with so beautifully worded a service. Both were softly spoken and sincere with what they said. The hymns were so befitting for such a wedding. No mention of how special all these important moments were. There was the desire to just pass over the Christian element of the whole ceremony as being of no real significance in the whole procedure. The emphasis of their moments to draw attention to was George picking his nose and were the young attendants going to behave themselves, etc, etc. Well the viewers loved the ceremony the Italian tenor and the music he gave (in song) most appropriate.
Beatrice's delivery of special words her sister Eugenie (the bride) wanted to convey to Jack (her husband) which the Dean made sure Jack knew what they were meant for him. The choirboys were especially sensitive to this special occasion as they rendered their glorious voices that echoed throughout this beautiful chapel. More mention of these special moments are what the viewers would have preferred rather than the mockery directed at the royal family. The majority of the Aussies always have and always will hold royalty close to the heart. They have even more reason than ever to do so now with all the young and upcoming royals to carry on the monarchy more stable an example than any socialist republic push to gain a hold on their nation here.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
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