Community groups across the Coast have received a funding boost thanks to the Terrigal Trotters and the generosity of the Central Coast community.
The Trotters are the group behind the annual Bay to Bay Running Festival. The 2019 festival was the most successful one to date, raising over $130,000, an almost 50 per cent increase on the total funds raised from the previous years event and the first time the figure has cracked the $100,000 mark.
In August, the Trotters held a special community cheque presentation to distribute those funds, with several groups and programs from the former Gosford LGA picking up funding. This years three major beneficiaries were: the Central Coast Local Health District with $30,000 to be split between Gosford and Wyong Hospital Emergency Departments; Camp Breakaway which received $40,000; and, St Brendans Catholic Primary Schools The Hive project, which picked up $14,000.
Other local causes to receive funds included: Gosfords ET Australia ($7,000); Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club ($4,500); NSW SES Gosford Unit ($3,250); Ronald McDonald Family Room, Gosford Hospital ($2,750); Rotary Club of West Gosford ($2,250); The 1st Gosford Scouts ($2,000); Kincumber and Bensville Sea Scouts ($2,000); Soroptimist International, Brisbane Water ($2,000); North Avoca Surf Club ($2,000); 1st Point Clare Scouts ($2,000); The Salvation Army ($2,000); the 1st Woy Woy Sea Scouts ($2,000); and, the Woy Woy CWA Branch ($1,000).
Source: Website, Jenny Barker, Bay to Bay Running Festival