A couple of hundred people have made life a little easier for many children in Zimbabwe at the Village of Hope.
The Mission Zimbabwe Harvest Dinner and Auction held on Saturday, November 2nd, at Cedar Rail Camp in Scone, near Chesley was the biggest one yet.
Organizer Barry Mutrie, in a news release says over $22,000 was raised and it's the most ever raised in the event which has been going on for well over a decade.
220 people attended and Mutrie says, "It's just wonderful to see all the parts of our community coming together."
All proceeds from the event goes to benefit the Village of Hope and a childrens' home in Zimbabwe.
In addition, $3,800 was raised to finance the university education of several graduates from the Village of Hope.
Businesses and services donated around 300 items, with 260 up for grabs in the silent auction and 40 in the live auction.
For more information about the Mission Zimbabwe Project go to www.missionzimbabwe.org
98 the Beach has been a part of this fundraiser for almost 10 years with reporter John Divinski acting as emcee each year.