Sue, left, and Ellie, with the help of Ruby, sort items into bags to be packed up and driven to different customers around Wallan. ​

By Colin MacGillivray

ANTICIPATION is building for Love In Action Wallan’s first trivia night at Hidden Valley Resort on August 6.

Conceived as a way to raise money for the charity, the trivia event has the backing of Mitchell Shire businesses, with many donating prizes to be won throughout the night.

Love In Action Wallan supports local families and individuals with food and other essential items.

The charity relies on Mitchell Shire residents for support through the donation of money, food and other items.

Fundraising coordinator Michael Robertson said the trivia night would be one of the biggest events Love In Action Wallan had organised.

“It’s probably the biggest thing Love In Action has organised apart from our Christmas Day event,” he said.

“We hope that if people enjoy themselves we’ll be able to do more trivia and more events in the future. If people enjoy it, we’ll see what happens.

“We’d be happy to make it an annual thing. We’d love to be able to put regular events on to bring in more revenue to help local families. If it’s trivia or anything else, we’re always open to ideas on how to raise funds.”

Mr Robertson said most of the $50 cost of a ticket to the trivia night would go directly towards Love In Action.

“The food that Hidden Valley Resort is putting on is really nice, and that’s covered by the ticket,” he said.

“We’ve also got a professional trivia host, which we thought people would enjoy.”

Love In Action Wallan president Sarah Brewer said there would be plenty of prizes on offer, with many businesses making donations for raffles and silent auctions.

“We’ve got a bunch of local businesses that have donated some amazing prizes,” she said.

“We’ve been given a $500 petrol voucher, which is amazing. We’ve got local accommodation at Trawool Estate, lots of food vouchers, vouchers for kids’ birthday parties – basically every business we’ve approached in Wallan has helped us out.

“We’re also going to have a bunch of licensed memorabilia, which is going to be part of our silent auction.”

Ms Brewer said 12 tables were already booked for the night, with room for at least another eight more.

“It’s going to have a really nice local vibe. There are a bunch of local businesses coming as well as local residents. It’ll be really nice to have something to go out to in the middle of winter,” she said.

People can call Ms Brewer on 0419 838 966 or email loveinactionwallan@gmail.com for more information or visit www.trybooking.com/events/landing/910919 to book tickets.

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