People have dug deep for Bendigo for Homeless Youth after the Christmas Carols at Rosalind Park on Sunday night, bringing the charity closer to its $100,000 target by the end of the year.
Campaign founder Luke Owens estimated 150 singles of the charity CD Home were bought on the night, amounting to $3500. Bendigo Rotary is also chipping in the net proceeds from the night, putting the total amount raised over the year up to $80,000 to go towards preventing youth homelessness.
Mr Owens said there was still a chance they could make the target.
Bendigo Bowls Club, GPO, Origin Energy and the Exchange are also raising money for the Bendigo for Homeless Youth cause.
Mr Owens said organisers would be holding an end of year party at the Exchange next Saturday, December 29 from 6pm to celebrate their achievements.
“We’re inviting the team and the hundreds of people that have helped us during the past nine months to come and really enjoy the night,” he said.
“The Exchange is Bendigo for Homeless Youth’s home.”
The Bendigo Advertiser has offered a full-page Saturday paper colour advertisement in a silent auction to help raise some of the money needed to reach Mr Owens’ target.
Bendigo Community Telco currently holds the highest bid with $1000.
Email your silent bid for this advertisement to firstname.lastname@example.org by C.O.B tomorrow, December 27, 2012.
Donations to Bendigo for Homeless Youth can be made at www.bendigoforhomelessyouth.com or at any Bendigo Bank branch.