Just over $500 was raised for the purchase of back-to-school equipment for children in need during a three-hour community barbecue in Orange on Saturday.
The barbecue at the Peisley Street IGA was run by Jarrod Murphy, an Orange man, who saw a need for more books, stationery and shoes to go to children, whose families could not afford them in the area.
On Saturday, Mr Murphy was supported by other members of the Forever, Together, Wherever Brotherhood, an international group of men that was formed to support each other.
“It was mainly just people walking through,” he said of the people who bought the sausage sandwiches.
“There were people who had seen the ads who gave us bags of school supplies.
“We even had people walking up to donate money.”
Mr Murphy said he will have more barbecues and is in talks with another supermarket and plans to sell cool drinks next time as well.
Tickets for the raffles are available at Western Ranges Motorcycles.