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Elders Deniliquin and Bayer Animal Health Australia have joined forces to support two local community organisations. Through a Bayer promotional initiative, $800 has been shared between the Edward River Country Education Fund and the Wanganella Recreational Reserve Committee.

Bayer food animal products area manager Ben Parker travelled from Shepparton to help present the cheques last week. “For every drum of our Avenge lice product sold at Elders Deniliquin during a six week perion, Bayer donated $5,” Mr Parker said.

“Elders Deniliquin sold 160 drums.”

Elders Deniliquin merchandise manager Tony Scoullar said the company wanted to help local groups which supported isolated members of the community. “I have some background knowledge of the work the Country Education Fund does for our youth and felt it was a worthy recipient. “

The Wanganella group, we felt, deserved some help because the town is isolated its facilities and activities are purely volunteer run.” Wanganella committee representative Amanda McCrabb said the committee would talk with residents about the best use for its $440. “Our most recent project has been to put sun shade blinds in the hall, so it may contribute to that.”

ERCEF representative John Mulham said the $440 comes at a great time for the group, which will soon open up the next round of applications. The fund provides grants to students seeking to further their studies or training beyond secondary school.

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