Winners of the jumper raffle for the ‘Back to Back’ Challenge which was held on September 2nd and drawn by Michael Willoughby (pictured) at the Heart of the Hills Market were: 1st prize winner, M. Walker of Woodville; 2nd prize winner, Nicola of Kingswood and 3rd prize winner, B. Noack of Ridgehaven.
The jumper raised $230.00 for cancer research!
The â€˜Back to Backâ€™ Challenge was held earlier in the year and the Gumeracha Spinners’ team ‘Gumeracha Gumknutters’ made a new club record by spinning and knitting the jumper in 7 hours, 55 minutes and 48 seconds!!
The sheep were shorn by Frank Jacob of Littlehampton using blade shears. The Gumknutters now have a real challenge on their hands to try and beat this time next year!!
Since the Gumeracha Community Op Shop Inc. (GCOS) opened in February this year, over $7,000 has been raised and distributed back to Community Groups. Proceeds have gone to: Gumeracha â€“ Tennis Club, History Centre, Hospital Auxiliary, Uniting Church and Medieval Fair. CFS â€“ Gumeracha, Forreston and Group Cadets. Torrens Valley â€“ Childcare Centre, Soccer Club and Lions Club. Schools â€“ Birdwood High School and Gumeracha Primary.
The Op Shopâ€™s policy is; the hours worked by a Volunteer, are calculated as a percentage against net profits which is distributed to the Charity or Group that the Volunteer nominated. So if anyone would like to help fundraise for a Community Group, this is a easy way to do it! Volunteers with a CentreLink commitment are welcome. Continue reading