8 February 2011 - The BHRC is hoping that two Adidas authentic Essendon guernsey's signed by the Club's AFL legend and coach James Hird and Essendon playing star #4 Jobe Watson will boost the fundraising at this month's Flood Appeal race night on Saturday 26 February.
The Flood Appeal fundriaser will be held on the Club's annual Community Cup night at Lords Raceway.Club President Dennis Bice, who organised the signed footy jumpers, said that they are well sought after items. At a Bendigo Bank Fundraising auction this week, a guernsey signed by Hird and Watson was sold for more than $2,000. The Bendigo Bank Flood Appeal raised $43,000. "We are hoping to raise as much money as we can for those affected by the floods," Bice said. "At the Bendigo Harness Racing Club we will be concentrating on raising funds for the Charlton Harness Racing Club which suffered a lot of damage in the latest floods." Other items donated for the Flood Appeal include a flat screen digital TV from Warehouse Sales and a $250 voucher courtesy of Jimmy Possum. - David Aldred