Nimmitabel House Bingo organisers collect $1000

At last week's Ordinary Council meeting Snowy Monaro Regional Council councillors decided on the successful applicants for round two of council's donation and sponsorship program where community groups shared in $50,000.

Heads down for Bingo, Nimmitabel seniors enjoying a great day out playing Bingo thanks to the work of the Nimmitabel Advancement Group and funding from council.

Heads down for Bingo, Nimmitabel seniors enjoying a great day out playing Bingo thanks to the work of the Nimmitabel Advancement Group and funding from council.

Although Bombala missed out, the Delegate Progress Association and Delegate Presbyterian Church were awarded $860 and $900 respectively.

Groups in the township of Nimmitabel to receive funding were $495 to Nimmitabel Public School, $1,553 to the Nimmitabel Men's Shed and $1000 to the Nimmitabel Advancement Group.

President of the Nimmitabel Advancement Group, Vickie Pollard said the $1000 would go towards their senior citizens bingo day.

"We decided to start holding senior's citizens bingo day because we felt it was a great way to help senior's keep their brains active," Ms Pollard said.

"Bingo often involves a lot of laughter and excitement which triggers a number of physical changes in the body such as boosting the immune system and relieving stress. It also boosts your cognitive abilities and hand eye coordination.

"We start at 10am on the third Monday of the month, and are hoping restart in August," she said.

The Nimmitabel Men's Shed will use their funding to promote the Back to Nimmity Festival 2020.

Other recipients include Australian National Busking Championships $2,678; Rotary Club of Cooma $2,000; Monaro Early Intervention Service $6,215; Michelago Rural Fire Bridgade $4,000; Australian Breastfeeding Association $2,700; Monaro Mobile Preschool $5,769; Multicultural Activity Group in Communities $2,228; Jindabyne Trail Stewardship $2,024; Cooma Chamber of Commerce $1047.50 and Cooma Kennel and Obedience Club $1,000.

Ongoing support has been provided to Snowy's Place with the organisation successful in their $5,000 request for financial assistance. Snowy's Place will continue providing meals on a Monday to those in need of a hot lunch. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organisation is also looking at home delivery options.

"I am pleased dozens of community groups in the region will be supported through the latest round of Council's donations and sponsorship program," Snowy Monaro Regional Council mayor, Peter Beer said.

Applications for the next round of council's donation and sponsorship program open later this year with the closing date to be posted on council's website.

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