FOR nearly 20 years the Leeton JumpStart Fund has been helping residents and their families in Leeton, and now JumpStart needs our help.
So many have of us have been touched by JumpStart or know someone who has been supported in their time of need.
Over the years it has been the fund that keeps on giving.
Formed in 2003, the Leeton JumpStart Fund has raised $650,000 and helped over 700 local residents and their families affected by sickness, accident, tragedy or death.
When you mention JumpStart, you immediately think of the huge undertaking of a house and land package "the house that JumpStart built".
It was a collaborative effort between the JumpStart committee, local tradies and businesses and was a fine example of what can be done when the whole community works for a cause.
After the house was sold in 2012 some of the committee took a well-earned break, some made the hard decision to retire, while a small core group decided they would soldier on to ensure residents in crisis or need still had access to financial assistance.
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Ten years on this small hardworking group of volunteers are fatigued and funds are low and without community support the Leeton JumpStart Fund will cease.
We are extremely grateful to this small committee, and it is now time for us as a community to come together, show our support to ensure the JumpStart journey continues.
The fund has assisted clients with accommodation, petrol money, travel, medical expenses, equipment and food.
Events and activities include the annual pizza, pasta and plonk evenings, cook ups, barbecue and street stall, various major raffles, recipient of rebuilding 1967 Mini Morris Deluxe for auction, the Leeton JumpStart Farm, sausage steak and slab night, Minute To Win It and of course the the house that JumpStart built.
JumpStart also has a wonderful group of community members who have the difficult task of being on the very important assessment committee.
These people each bring with them expertise in a wide variety of areas. All are quiet achievers and must remain anonymous. Please join us for this very important public meeting on Tuesday night at 6pm at the Leeton Soldiers Club.
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