Golf day to get wheels rolling

HELP get the broken-down Life Education Bundaberg van back on the road, by teeing off for a fundraising golf day on Sunday.

Life Education Bundaberg fundraising co-ordinator Emma Bauer said the van, which usually travelled to up to 60 primary schools around the region, needed urgent repairs to get it running again.

“We are struggling to get it back on the road,” she said.

The van, which offers education sessions for kids on topics such as alcohol and obesity, receives no government funding and costs about $100,000 a year to run.

The small fee for classes covers about half its running costs, and Life Education relies on donations for the remaining $50,000.

Life Education has been operating in the Bundaberg region since classroom operations started in 1989, but without more donations, the van will not be able to get back on the road and into regional schools.

A golf day will be held this weekend to help raise vital cash.

The four-person ambrose will tee off at the Bundaberg Golf Club, One Mile Road, on Sunday.

Registration and barbecue start from 11am. Tickets cost $30 per person. To register, telephone the Bundaberg Pro Shop on 4151 6706.

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