$50,000 up for grabs: The 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour tenders are now open. The nineteenth running of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour will see an exciting array of activities promoted across Australia with the 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy to visit various rural and regional destinations. In 2019 the village of Yeoval made Cabonne part of the excitement with a winning submission by the Banjo Paterson… More than a Poet Museum!
The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour National Sweep will see 24 rural and regional tour destinations across Australia be allocated a barrier for the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup. The town that draws the barrier of the Lexus Melbourne Cup-winning horse will be presented with a cash prize of $50,000 to put towards a charity for a local community initiative. Barriers for the Lexus Mel-bourne Cup Tour National Sweep will be drawn in October.
New transmitter for community radio: 107.5FM Orange’s Community Radio Station FM107.5 will soon sound better than ever following the installation of a brand-new modern transmitter on Mt Canobolas. The work is expected to be completed by late February.
Annie’s Walk for a Cure: Every second year in Autumn since 2016, Anne-Marie Randell of Eugowra, walks from Parkes to Canberra in support of brain cancer research and the work of the Cancer Council after losing her cousin, Annie Lymbery, to brain cancer in November 2015. Annie was only 62 years old when she passed away leaving behind her partner of 10 years, Stewart, and four beautiful children.
When Annie was diagnosed, she was only given a few weeks. With only her pure will and determination to live and beat the cancer, along with radiation treatment, she was able to spend some precious time with friends and family. Still, she was taken too soon.
Now Anne-Marie walks to raise money for the cause with a group of her closest family and friends including her cousin Annie’s daughter Caitlin and Annie’s partner Stewart joining her for the 300km journey through country NSW from Parkes to Canberra.
The vital funds raised from Anne-Marie’s Do It For Cancer initiative goes to the Cancer Council and directly supports brain cancer research. Anne-Marie has been impacted by cancer a lot over the years, but none as close as Annie. To support Annie’s Walk for Cure visit: rb.gy/vqbxz4.