When the Yamba Museum went looking for help from the community to repair its rusting roof, it was almost a given that the Yamba Bowling Club would come to the party.
“The club recognises the importance of the museum and the artefacts housed there,” says the bowling club’s manager, Phil Boughton.
“In days gone by the museum was once the bowling club’s clubhouse, so we have a close connection.
“The board is delighted to be able to help in any way it can.”
The Yamba Historical Society’s president, Marea Buist, said the museum was very grateful for the club’s donation.
“Over the years the club has been very supportive through all of its managers,” she says.
Thirteen of the historical society’s volunteers made themselves useful at the recent Gate to Plate event, too, which raised another $1,000 towards the roof.
To date, $21,412 has been raised, of which $15,000 is a Museums & Galleries NSW improvement grant.
The roof repairs will cost $33,000.
People who would like to make a donation (small donations are welcome) can contact the museum between 10am and 4.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday, on 6646 1399, or drop in during those hours.
People can also make a direct deposit through the Commonwealth Bank – Account name: Port of Yamba Historical Society; BSB: 062688; Account number: 10153663.