It was a massive weekend for the Griffith Swans as they threw their effort into raising money in the fight against MND as they hosted the Big Bush Freeze for the second time on Saturday afternoon at Exies Oval.
On a day that had to be rushed through due to the announcement early Saturday afternoon of the NSW lockdown it was a very successful afternoon according to Swans club president Jeff Harris.
"We have raised just shy of $50,000 which is an amazing effort," he said.
"The Narrandera guys embraced it as well and to see the generosity of the community was pretty humbling."
It was a hectic finish to the day as the club looked to get the raffles and auction completed before the 5pm lockdown came into effect.
"We shortened up the last three quarters to have no time on and that allowed us to do the raffle and the auction in the club afterwards and that topped up the fundraising quite nicely," he said.
"We weren't sure whether we were going to get everything in and did talk about holding back the raffle and do an online auction but we had club full of people and we took the opportunity and get it done.
"They managed to and it was a fairly hectic finish to the day but we did it and got everyone home."
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