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Hometown hero

By June 22, 2014No Comments

There’s nothing like a welcome from a hometown crowd.

Just ask AFL legend, Leo Barry, who made the journey back to Deniliquin to be the guest speaker at the Edward River CEF 2014 fundraising dinner, in May.

More than 200 people packed into the auditorium of the Deniliquin RSL to meet Leo and hear his own story of success, through sport and education. And when he wasn’t speaking, Leo was graciously signing autographs and posing for photos with his hometown fans.

The dinner is an annual event for Edward River, generating thousands of dollars to assist local school leavers pursue tertiary goals. In 2014, 35 Edward River students received grants for university, TAFE, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Edward River Chairman, Richard Fogarty said the dinner was a fantastic event and financially very successful for the ERCEF.

‘‘We had great support from the community including principals from every local primary school and high school in the area, local councilors and local businesses,” Richard said.

We are looking forward to next year and can’t wait to make it bigger and better.

Picture above: Edward River CEF Chair, Richard Fogarty, Local AFL legend, Leo Barry, CEF CEO, Sarah Taylor and Edward River CEF recipients, Mollie Leetham and Adam Bodey