The Far West Local Health Service Palliative Care Unit, Silverlea Early Childhood Services, Lifeline’s Bishop Fox Memorial Meal Centre, RSPCA, and the RFDS Women’s Auxiliary have all benefitted from Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour group and the generous donations they receive.
The group accumulated $20,000 recently and each of the above locations received a $4000 donation each.
The Heritage Walk Tour volunteers regularly guide tourists around the CBD and highlight points of cultural and historical significance. Now the group is are putting out the call to anyone wishing to help them in their fundraising and tourism efforts.
The group were lavished with praise by Mayor Tom Kennedy at the January Ordinary Council meeting, as he encouraged others who may be considering joining the group to just do it.
“The Walk Tour volunteers do an amazing job, and I have no doubt their generous donations to important community groups are deeply appreciated,” said Mayor Kennedy.
“And the work they do to promote our city to tourists is invaluable, it’s welcomed by all the visitors and results in great word-of-mouth for Broken Hill.
“So if you’re passionate about your city, enjoy meeting new people, and want to help those in need, please give them a call.”
Those who are not interested in acting as a tour guide but still wish to get involved in tourism are encouraged to volunteer as a City Ambassador.
City Ambassadors aid tourists at the Visitor Information Centre and at major events held in the city throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Heritage Tour Guide or City Ambassador can contact Patrick Kreitner, Visitor Services Coordinator, on 8080 3571.