On Saturday 12th of November RRT Kerang had the opportunity to assist the volunteers of the Bus Stop Recycle Shop to meet their target for a Kerang Community wheelchair access bus. The Bus Stop Recycle Shop is a small tin shed packed with an amazing array of gear for sale, and the RRT in Kerang – a small town in Northern Victoria – provided a BBQ morning tea and lunch to assist the group meet their target.
Countless hours of preparation on the part of the volunteers at the shop paid off with an incredible turn out on the day. Despite nearly being blown away in the wind, the RRT volunteers also had a great time providing for the sale goers with just over 200 meals. Many people visited the event, both from Kerang itself and neighbouring communities, and many also took the opportunity to visit the car boot sales and garage sales that were scattered around the town.
The word got around town at the garage sales that the shop was the place to be if you were hungry for a sausage on bread, or a juicy burger with salad. This resulted in more supplies needing to be sourced at short notice as customers just kept on coming.
The RRT felt the day was a great way of getting involved with the Kerang community and many people who visited learnt more about who RRT were and where it all came from.
The trailer was much admired and comments were heard that customers were very impressed with the setup and the positive contribution to the community. The total raised as a result of the BBQ was $962 – all proceeds went towards the Bus Stop Recycle Shop’s target.
The selfless volunteers at the Shop were tidying up at the end of a busy day when the proceeds of the RRT fundraising event were handed to them. The loud cheer that could be heard through the walls of the shop as the group celebrated the income from the day and the BBQ. Thank you Kerang!