Sixth annual Belvoir Special School Charity Luncheon at Wodonga Racecourse

HORSING AROUND: Belvoir Special School students Darcey Simpson, 10, Tyson Cox, 10, and Jack Halley, 12, spend some time with Jack Maher, a former student who now works at Wodonga Racecourse. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

HORSING AROUND: Belvoir Special School students Darcey Simpson, 10, Tyson Cox, 10, and Jack Halley, 12, spend some time with Jack Maher, a former student who now works at Wodonga Racecourse. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

A FUNDRAISER on Saturday represents the next chapter in a developing story between a Wodonga school and sporting club.

The sixth annual Belvoir Special School Charity Luncheon will be held at the Wodonga Racecourse as part of the Jack Maher Classic Race Day. Retired basketball champion Lauren Jackson is the guest speaker.

Wodonga and District Turf Club sales and events manager Steven Keene said the lunch was always well supported by the community.

“Numbers have really grown in the last few years, which is good, building momentum,” he said.

“We’re looking to get 300 people this year; the last two years I think we’ve had 170 and 212. We get a lot of people that come the first year and love it and then keep coming back each year.”

Auctions at the luncheon will also contribute to the final total, which the club hopes will be between $15,000 and $20,000.

“The day, it’s at the races but it’s really about the school,” Mr Keene said.

“We’ve fostered that relationship and it keeps going from strength to strength.”

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