Esperance Community Fundraising Group call for volunteers to avoid closure

Years of hardwork: The Esperance Community Fundraising Group has been holding fundraisers to support local health services since 2011. Photo: Sarah Makse.
Years of hardwork: The Esperance Community Fundraising Group has been holding fundraisers to support local health services since 2011. Photo: Sarah Makse.

After raising more than $130,000 for local medical services, the Esperance Community Fundraising Group is facing an uncertain future.

Now down to seven members, the group said they were "desperate" to find new volunteers to keep fundraising activities afloat.

The group have been fundraising for nine years, selling delicious hot donuts and sausage sizzles at the local markets and community events throughout the year.

All money raised by the group is donated to local medical services including St John Ambulance and the Esperance Health Campus.

The group were a driving force behind the purchase of a dialysis machine for the region.

Group member Win Bingham said the majority of volunteers were retirees and if the group could not secure enough new volunteers by July, they would have to close down.

"The community are wonderful at supporting us, its just we can't get anyone to help us," she said.

"It is the community's money that buys all these things and we'd just love to see it keep going if anyone is willing to give a hand.

"If we can get enough people interested we could have a roster system and you wouldn't be on every market day."

Mrs Bingham said the group were looking for some younger helpers to set up the stall at events and some retirees to help lead the group and carry on its legacy.

To get involved contact Win Bingham on 0428714531.