Local league Old Boys give back to the Cobar community

The COHOES Cobar and Ivanhoe rugby league club old boys handed out donations last week from the proceeds of their third annual Charity event held in July. One of this year’s beneficiaries was the Cobar Mental Health Network committee. Pictured is
COHOE member Alastair Travis with committee members Jessica Barclay, Crystal Webster and Alanna Josephson. ▪ Photo contributed

The COHOES Old Boys football club has started distributing the proceeds from their 2019 fundraiser football day in July.

A spokesperson for the club, Lisa Travis, said both the Cobar and Ivanhoe communities will benefit from the $18,000 profit raised this year.

“COHOE donated $1,000 to Cobar Girl Guides to assist in their excellent work around town with ‘Bake and Take’ and work towards their first aid badge and leadership skill sessions.

“COHOE has also donated $500 to the Cobar Mental Health Network to aid in mental health promotion in town during the crippling drought,” Mrs Travis said.

The Cobar Hospital Auxiliary ($1,000), Cobar Roosters Senior Rugby League ($2,000) and Cobar Junior Rugby League ($2,000) are also beneficiaries this year.

“In Ivanhoe the CWA Ladies will receive a $3,000 donation for the fantastic work they do in the remote community and Ivanhoe Senior Rugby League will receive a large donation.

“Some of this money will also be distributed to community groups who are involved with rugby league,” Mrs Travis said.

“Ivanhoe have recently finished their season in the ProTen Cup and this donation will go towards equipment needed for training/playing/transport costs.”

Another donation of $2,500 has gone to a Cobar family to help with their young son’s medical needs.

Nash Webster was diagnosed at birth with Panhypopituitarism, a condition which requires frequent blood tests to monitor his pituitary hormones. This also means regular trips to Sydney to visit specialists.

It can be a very serious condition if he becomes unwell with an ‘adrenal crisis’ which requires emergency medical treatment and hospitalisation.

“Nash is an active and happy kid who never complains during his blood tests and specialist visits and COHOE was happy to support the Webster family with a donation,” Mrs Travis said.