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Elders’ memorial breeders sale raises record $45,822 for Albany Community Hospice

Elders Albany’s annual breeders sale has raised a record $45,822 for the Albany Community Hospice.

Farmers from across the region donated cattle for the annual Ray Norman Memorial Breeders Sale held in December at Mt Barker Saleyards to raise vital funds for the community-run hospice.

The event honours Elders auctioneer and stockie Ray Norman who was with the company for more than 43 years and spent his final weeks at the hospice before he died of cancer in 2018.

Elders Albany branch manager Peter Hassell thanked the community for their continued support for the fundraiser which after four years has raised more than $120,000.

“Our auctioneer Ray Norman ended up with cancer and he spent some time in hospice,” he said.

“We came up with what we thought was a very good idea for us to support hospice because they supported Ray when he really needed support in his last few weeks of life.”

Albany Community Hospice relies on community donations to cover a $250,000 funding gap to provide quality end-of-life care for people with terminal illness.

Hospice fundraising chairwoman Jeanann Barbour said it was the biggest donation from a single-day event the hospice had ever received.

“For us to receive this sort of money from one small morning is amazing…the generosity of our community is overwhelming,” she said.

“Thank you to the generous farmers and the people who attended, thank you to the clever auctioneers who managed to up the price and generally the support of the community which keeps us going.”

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