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Apex throws support behind Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund

22 January 2019

Apex Gunnedah Inc has secured naming rights for this year’s Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund (GCSF) round, thanks to the club pitching in $5000 towards the cause.

Apex is the 2019 Platinum sponsor, and its members have been fundraising throughout the last 12 months with supporting the GCSF in mind.

The GCSF Working Group has been overwhelmed by the donations and support received for this year’s GCSF round.

“In spite of the harsh conditions the community has faced due to the drought, local businesses, organisations and individuals have banded together to make this year’s fund one of the strongest we’ve had for several years,” GCSF Working Group Chair, Councillor Gae Swain said.

“We were also very lucky to receive a generous boost from Northern Beaches Council and Lane Cove Council, of which Gunnedah Shire Council has had Sister City ties for a number of years.

“On behalf of the Working Group, I express my sincere thank you to everyone who has donated and allowed us to continue this important program in 2019.”

eIMEX was also a major sponsor for this year’s funding round, with more than $5000 contributed from an auction held during the expo.

The Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fun is an initiative of the local community and provides financial support for local youth choosing to further their skills and knowledge through tertiary education.

The Working Group has been busy assessing applications, with the 2019 recipients to be announced in the coming weeks. Sponsors and donors of the 2019 GCSF will be formally acknowledged at the GCSF presentation ceremony to be held at 4.00pm on Thursday, 31 January 2019 at The Civic.

For more information about GCSF, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Youth Development Officer Sewa Emojong on (02) 6740 2100 or email council@infogunnedah.com.au

Photo Caption: Apex Gunnedah Inc has thrown its support behind the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. Back from left: Heather Lidwinski, Aylish Flannery, Allyson Hoban, Lisa Beasley, Council’s Youth Development Officer Sewa Emojong, Donna Austin and Nicholas Beasley. Front from left: Emily McKenzie, Archer Cannon, Cooper Cannon, James McKenzie, Madisyn Beasley, Zali Beasley, Sarah McKenzie and Hannah Beasley.

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Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.