The Carillon Business Awards is a powerful fundraising initiative to support local charities.

This year the Peak Connect Carillon Business Awards are supporting Bathurst Seymour Centre and their work in providing Dementia education and support services for the community.

Charity

President of the chamber, Angus Edwards, said it was a way for the business community to continue its support of local charities.

“Having a charity every year is really an extension of what lots of businesses are doing throughout the year, supporting different charities, community groups, schools and sporting clubs,” he said.

“Having one charity benefiting each year brings all that together and highlights the contributions that businesses make to not-for-profits and community groups.”

To raise money for the Seymour Centre, the chamber will sell tickets to a raffle.

Raffle Prizes:

  1. Winning Post Motor Inn Mudgee – 2 night’s double accommodation for 2 adults & cooked breakfast each day – donated by Bathurst Broadcasters
  2. Bathurst Explorer Bus 5 x double Explorer Bus Passes (total value $350) – donated by Ian Redpath
  3. Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards (value $300) – donated by Bathurst Real Estate
  4. Hamper of goods – donated by Macquarie Medi Spa
  5. Bathurst Buy Local Gift Cards (value $200) – donated by Bathurst Real Estate
  6. Angus’s Awesome Bourbon Selection – donated by Kenny Spring Solicitors
  7. 1 x case mixed wine – donated by Mount Panorama Estate
  8. $200 towards a basic service – donated by Windsor’s Automotive
  9. Gift box with vouchers from Bernardi’s, Bunnings, Metro 5 and goods from Frank Smith Work Clothing
  10. $100 BP fuel voucher – donated by Calare Academy of Road Safety
  11. 1 x case of wine – donated by DJ Weekes Accounting
  12. High Tea for 2 – donated by Abercrombie House

The tickets will be available from the finalists night on September 17 and will continue to be sold up until the night of the gala dinner, October 18.

There will also be an auction at the gala dinner to raise further funds.

Auction Prizes:

  1. Advertising voucher (value $1000) plus new products voucher – donated by Bathurst City Life
  2. One nights accommodate for 2 people in a King Superior room with complimentary breakfast at Novotel Sydney International Airport – donated by Bathurst Broadcasters
  3.  Wine Tour – a half day wine tour for 4 adults in Mercedes Benz mini bus (value $540)  donated by Bathurst Tours plus a $50   meal voucher – donated by Victoria Hotel
  4. Advertising voucher (value $1000) – donated by the Western Advocate

Business chamber marketing and events coordinator Simone Townsend said people can also support the Seymour Centre by making donations.

“People can also donate money at any of our sponsors’ business premises in between the finalists night and the gala night if they don’t want to be involved in the raffle or the auction,” she said.

All money raised will be used for the Seymour Centre’s dementia support programs.

Seymour Centre CEO Terisa Ashworth said the financial support made it possible to deliver additional services.

“Although we do get some government funding, these types of things enable us to provide additional services that we wouldn’t be able to provide otherwise,” she said.

Already, the Seymour Centre supports people with dementia by offering services including respite for carers, social support for people experiencing dementia and support groups for carers.

Ms Ashworth said there would be some exciting announcements made soon about more services.

To make a donation, please visit one of our sponsors between 17 September and 18 October, or contact the Bathurst Business Chamber or Bathurst Seymour Centre for more information.