Vision Australia Bendigo has raised thousands of dollars despite the cancellations of this year's Bendigo Easter Fair.
The fair has hosted Vision Australia's annual Easter egg hunt for the last 16 years. This year was to be the 17th time the event has run.
But despite people not being able to sift through straw for thousands of eggs, Vision Austral Bendigo has raised $6500.
Vision Australia regional client services manager Adam English said the funds would help make a real difference in supporting the region's blind and low vision community.
"We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Bendigo community at this challenging time," he said.
"Understandably, this is a tough time for everyone, so it's really great to see so many people continuing to give to Vision Australia and support the work we do."
Previously the egg hunt has raised up to around $30,000 to help provide support services to people who are blind or have low vision.
Mr English said Vision Australia is still supporting Bendigo's blind and low vision community and are looking forward to marking the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair next year.
"We've had to make some temporary changes to how we support our clients, but our team is still working hard to ensure our clients receive the support they need," he said.
"We know that our services and programs are vital to a number of people who are blind or have low vision and also provide an important social outlet, and we want to make sure we continue to provide that through the COVID-19 pandemic."
Preparations are already underway for next year's Easter Egg Hunt, for when the Bendigo Easter Fair will belatedly celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2021.
Anyone interested in donating to Vision Australia or finding out more can go to www.visionaustralia.org.