CIA takes charity support to $50,000 as Bendigo Leisurefest hits 10th birthday

November 18, 2011
CIA takes charity support to $50,000 as Bendigo Leisurefest hits 10th birthday

The Caravan Industry Association of Victoria (CIA) put the icing on the cake at the 10th annual Bendigo RV and Camping Leisurefest today. CIA President Peter May presented a cheque for $5000 to Maureen Considine Fund treasurer Tom Dobeli. The fund works to support permanent accommodation for adults with intellectual disabilities.

The CIA's latest donation means they have give $50,000 to Bendigo charities over 10 years.

Tom Dobeli said the fund was established in 2006 soon after Maureen lost her battle with cancer, to fulfill this part of Maureen's work to support people with a disability and their families.

"These funds will help to achieve Maureen's objective of buiding home-like accommodation in Bendigo for adults with an intellectual disability", he said.

Here are someGoSee camera impressions of the opening day of the 10th Bendigo RV and Camping Leisurefest which continues on Saturday and Sunday at Bendigo's Epsom Racecourse:

10 years of Bendigo friday November 18 2011 133
10 years of Bendigo friday November 18 2011 133
Briliant canopy job on Isuzu D-May ute 142
Briliant canopy job on Isuzu D-Max ute 142
New Ford Ranger hauls 5th wheeler 150
New Ford Ranger hauls 5th wheeler 150
Value from Rola with bag and tray 141
Value from Rola with bag and tray 141
OzPig is a useful camp pet 148
OzPig is a useful camp pet 148
$5000 to help support adults with intellectual disability 139
$5000 to help support adults with intellectual disability 139