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BDCU Bowral Long Lunch

  • October 19, 20173:59 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Bowral Long Lunch attracted 228 guests to a gourmet three course lunch prepared by chef Robin Murray at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant that received rave reviews from diners for the innovative mixed entree followed by a lamb main course and a...

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Thank you BDCU Alliance Bank

  • September 30, 20172:42 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Kim Furness, President of the BDCU Childrens Foundation receiving a cheque from BDCU Alliance Bank CEO Jan Edwards at Thursday’s afternoon tea. Thank you to the BDCU Alliance Bank members who have a My Community Account, you have helped our...

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Trucks Across The Highlands 2017

  • September 11, 20175:47 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Saturday 14th October  – A great event for the family! Moss Vale Show Ground from 11am kids rides ~Music ~ Food Stalls ~ and all those beautiful big trucks to inspect! Have a look at last year’s Truckies – get...

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Bowral Long Lunch 2017

  • July 30, 20179:39 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

3 Course Gourmet Lunch With Wine Tickets $150 Available now at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant by calling 48618701. Carlos Barrios will this year’s Ambassador for the Bowral Long Lunch to be held at Centennial Vineyards when guests will enjoy a relaxed...

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SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY FORUM

  • June 25, 20177:35 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Facilitated by Mental Health Organisation batyr An information night on the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People FREE EVENT, ALL WELCOME THURSDAY 24th AUGUST 2017 7pm – 8:30pm MITTAGONG RSL Featuring Guest Speaker Dr Tim Sharp, Chief Happiness Officer...

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Thank you Trucks Across The Highlands 2016 convoy

  • April 26, 20173:53 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Lead truck drivers of the 2016 Trucks Across the Highlands – John Reumer of JRT Bulk Haulage & Jason Lyons of Lyons Transport – present proceeds of $18,958.28 to BDCU Childrens Foundation President Kim Furness. The Foundation is very grateful...

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Last year on 10th December, Bundanoon held “The Bundy Shave Off”

  • January 24, 20173:39 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Our President, Kim Furness attended this community event  and was delighted to receive a cheque for $1,300 on behalf of the Childrens Foundation. Heads and faces of men and heads of  brave women were shaved by Angie Smith and Jade...

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Melbourne Cup Lunch 2016

  • November 10, 20165:06 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

A large crowd enjoyed beautiful sunny weather at the home of Paul Moulton in Burradoo who hosted BDCU Childrens Foundation Melbourne Cup fundraiser. The committee catered for lunch and guests BYO their favourite drink. Sweeps and a Silent Auction resulted...

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Bowral & District Hospital received the Integrated Health Care award for their Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse

  • October 16, 20163:13 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Kim Millard and Mel recently received an award at the South West Sydney Local Health District Quality Awards for excellence in health care. The awards were presented at Liverpool Hospital in September 2016. Their submission outlining the implementation of the CAMHLN role...

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Trucks Across the Highlands – Saturday 15th October, 2016

  • September 13, 20161:58 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

“Trucks Across The Highlands” is celebrating it’s 4th year! This years event on SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER had more trucks, more entertainment and more of everything! Leaving from Bunnings through Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale, the trucks made sure you knew they...

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“Paint a Piggy” winners announced

  • July 15, 20165:22 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

“Paint a Piggy” winners announced – “Judges Award” – Jessica Freckleton of Tangara School and Savannah Damaso from Avoca Public School was the “Peoples Choice” winner. Jessica’s won for her school $500 and Savannah a $100 gift certificate from The...

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“pay it forward” promise – Mckillop Property

  • June 28, 20161:02 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

Ben Olofsen of McKillop Property, Bowral and valued member of the BDCU Children’s Foundation has generously nominated the foundation as the default charity for their “pay it forward” promise. Thank you Ben for your fabulous contribution and support.  

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Robertson Burrawang Rovers Soccer Club supports BDCU Children’s Foundation

  • June 24, 201610:52 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

The Robertson Burrawang Rovers Soccer Club (RBRSC) has nominated the BDCU Children’s Foundation for its annual fundraising. Robertson Burrawang Rovers Soccer Club is holding its annual major fundraiser, Rovers Race Night, on Saturday 30th July from 6:30pm at the Robertson Bowling...

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Cook-Off 2016 Entry Forms – event cancelled

  • June 23, 20161:49 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

  Please ‘click’ on the link below to download your entry form   Bowral Long Lunch – 2016 Cook Off Entry Form    

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Harris Farm Markets! new sponsor for Bowral Long Lunch 2016

  • June 20, 201610:56 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

The BDCU Children’s Foundation Committee is very pleased to announce that resident business identity ‘Harris Farm Markets’ have generously committed to sponsoring the Bowral Long Lunch 2016.  Harris Farm Market are well known by locals as our ‘go-to’ gourmet providore....

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Paint a Piggy Bank

  • June 3, 201611:04 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

The BDCU Children’s Foundation, BDCU Alliance Bank and NSW Health have come together to initiate the “Paint a Piggy Bank” Primary School Art Competition.  Open to all Primary Schools in the Illawarra we are encouraging our local junior artists to...

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‘Welcome to Winter’ Dinner at Biota

  • May 26, 20161:17 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

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Bowral Long Lunch 16th October 2016 – event cancelled

  • February 22, 20164:35 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

  The Bowral Long Lunch is now in its 4th year and is “the” social event on the Southern Highlands calendar.

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The BDCU Children’s Foundation celebrates 10 years!

  • November 17, 20151:48 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

On the 11th November 2015, the BDCU Children’s Foundation committee (past and present) came together to celebrate 10 years of community giving.  The Rift, Bowral played host to this wonderful event, providing a magnificent backdrop for us to celebrate in...

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Bowral Long Lunch 2015, hailed as huge success!

  • October 30, 20152:08 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

As the day began the sun definitely was not shining, drizzle ensued which reinforced our earlier decision to provide marquees, just in case of bad weather.  Yes Events, expertly created a fabulous zone for our guests and a myriad of volunteers eagerly...

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The “Silent Auction” at the Bowral Long Lunch most generously supported by the community!

  • October 9, 20154:09 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

Thank you to all the wonderful local, talented residents who have donated some magnificent items for our Silent Auction:

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Thank You to all our Volunteers for the Bowral Long Lunch!

  • October 8, 20154:38 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

Our Long Lunch is less than two weeks away and final preparations are underway.  The weather forecast is wonderful with temps from 16-28 degrees and no chance of rain.  Check the forecast at BOWRAL LONG LUNCH WEATHER FORECAST. If you...

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Silent Auction at Bowral Long Lunch supported by Biota Dining & Rooms

  • September 24, 20154:42 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

This year’s “Silent Auction” will provide patrons with the opportunity to bid for a fabulous “Degustation for two” at 2 Hats Restaurant, Biota Dining.  James Viles, chef and owner of Biota Dining continues to support, as he has done for...

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Bowral Long Lunch – supported by International Artist

  • September 22, 20158:48 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

The Silent Auction at the Bowral Long Lunch is a major drawcard for many attending the event! This years long list of supporters include John Olsen who has donated an etching.  Gai Waterhouse has donated two “Track-side” experiences, which will...

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Cyber Bullying Forum – great success!

  • September 20, 20153:09 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

On Thursday the 17th September The BDCU Children’s Foundation hosted another of its community forums designed to inform, educate and give our children the necessary skills to survive the “Cyber Bully”.  Susan McLean, an expert in this field spoke to the...

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Cyber Bullying Forum – this Thursday 17th September!

  • September 14, 20153:55 pm
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

The BDCU Children’s Foundation will host a public forum on 17th September, inviting cyber safety expert Susan McLean to speak. It is hoped that by inviting experts such as Susan,  will help us gain the necessary skills to combat the...

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2015 Bowral Long Lunch

  • September 10, 201510:21 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

Our major fund raising event “The Bowral Long Lunch” is a little over 7 weeks away and Tickets are selling fast! This years event promises to be bigger and better! The ‘menu’ under the expert guidance of Master Chef extraordinaire, Robin...

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BDCU Alliance Bank

  • August 10, 20152:34 pm
  • Posted by admin

The BDCU Alliance Bank have been the founding sponsor of the BDCU Childrens Foundation since 2005. Website

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BDCU Children’s Foundation launches new website!

  • August 3, 20152:00 am
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

The BDCU Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal with this new site is to provide our visitors with an easy way to learn more about the BDCU Children’s Foundation initiatives and news of the...

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Our Magnificent Chefs

  • July 29, 201510:39 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

We are truly blessed at the BDCU Children’s Foundation to have some of the best chefs in the country supporting our fund raising.  Led by Robin Murray of Centennial Vineyards Restaurant, we have for the past three years enjoyed the...

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CookOff #2 – Oh what a night!

  • July 29, 201510:01 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

What a night!  10 teams competed at Cookability under the expert guidance of Robin Murray from Centennial Vineyards Restaurant  for a chance to be a finalist in this years finale on 18th August, 2015 – Tickets now available to purchase on-line on...

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Food glorious food!

  • July 29, 201510:00 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

Our amateur cooks at last Tuesday’s CookOff#2 produced some really memorable dishes…..as our Vice President, Ross Stone said “the bar has been set very high” …well done everyone!

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Body Image Workshops great success!

  • July 27, 20155:07 am
  • Posted by Narelle Blackadder

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The first 2015 Cook-Off Dinner – Thursday 7 July

  • July 16, 201511:43 pm
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

The clock has started ticking for this year’s entrants.  They are sharpening knives, delving into recipes and honing their culinary skills.  With a total of nine demonstrations from our wonderful local chefs, inspiration and presentation are firing the minds.  Soon...

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Ode to Autumn Biota Dinner great success

  • May 19, 20151:39 am
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Biota Dining, Bowral  once again supported the BDCU Children’s Foundation with a magnificent dinner for 100 people.  “Ode to Autumn” was held on 13th May, 2015 & raised over $5,000. James Viles, owner and chef of Biota Dining, created a...

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Reflecting on 2014 Bowral Long Lunch

  • October 17, 201412:15 am
  • Posted by Kirstie Graham

Another huge success on Sunday 19th October 2014, with 250 people participating in this unique event for the benefit of local youth mental health. The silver and white theme was reminder us to reflect on the friends and family coping with...

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