Forbes Machinery Centre teamed up with Massey Ferguson and AGCO to once again co-sponsor the 6th Annual Forbes Rugby Union Presidents lunch in 2017. 810 men and women gathered to celebrate Forbes Rugby, raise funds and have a great day out.
This year the proceeds of what is known as “the Platypus fund” was shared between Forbes Running and Triathlon Club, Forbes Badminton Club, Forbes Toy Library and the Garland family, who also received Carmen Spry’s generous $1000 table prize.
Mental health organisation batyr received $10,000 as the beneficiary of the major auction fundraiser. The prize included a 10-person gourmet dinner at Eat Your Greens Function Centre and 12 bottles of mixed Robert Oatley wines. Guest speaker Vince Sorrenti, auctioned the prize which fetched $9500.
A painting by Rosie Johnston was auctioned for $6000, a framed mirror for $2200 and a Wallabies Guernsey went for $2000, all raising money for the Rugby Club.
A great day had by all.