Central Victorians get ready to give big

AND WE'RE OFF: Community Foundation for Central Victoria executive officer Ann Lansberry and Bendigo Stadium's Michelle Hird mark the start of fundraising for the Big Give. Picture: BILL CONROY, PRESS1 PHOTOGRAPHY
AND WE'RE OFF: Community Foundation for Central Victoria executive officer Ann Lansberry and Bendigo Stadium's Michelle Hird mark the start of fundraising for the Big Give. Picture: BILL CONROY, PRESS1 PHOTOGRAPHY

EARLIER: Big Give prepares to go live

August 1 marks the start of a month of giving to central Victorian community groups.

Groups registered with the Big Give, the region’s first community giving event, are now able to share their campaigns and garner support.

There were 42 campaigns on the initiative’s Chuffed.org website when Community Foundation for Central Victoria executive officer Ann Lansberry checked on Friday, but she expects that number to grow.

“People can still register their campaign up until the end of August, but the earlier the better,” she said. 

The Big Give culminates in a 24-hour community giving day on September 1, when participants stand to win from a $30,000 cash and product prize pool.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for central Victoria to give back to the groups who form the backbone of our community,” Ms Lansberry said.

The Bendigo Advertiser will be profiling a Big Give campaign in each edition of the paper this month.

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