Anzac Day donations benefit groups

Money raised from the inaugural Geraldine Anzac commemorations has been divvied up.

Vice-chairman Wayne O'Donnell said the Anzac Commemoration Committee decided to donate money to all the organisations which had helped with the event.

"We decided to give money to those who had helped out in some way to make the event happen and a success," O'Donnell said.

On paper the Geraldine Lions Club was the biggest benefactor, receiving $1500.

Lions members undertook a lot of work, including gate duty, which was why they received the largest amount, he said.

Although the committee had donated $500 to Geraldine RSA, he understood Scouts and probably the Air Cadets would also be donating their money to the RSA.

"So the RSA will make at least $1500 out of the event."

O'Donnell said a fund had been set up for the next commemoration event, although sponsorship would still be required.

"So we are very happy as the event was a success and we have been able to give out about $6000."

The Timaru Herald