SUPPORT TAKES OFF: Sergeant Nadine Webster, Paul Whear from Crime Stoppers and greyhound Maybe Lad get ready for the big day.
SUPPORT TAKES OFF: Sergeant Nadine Webster, Paul Whear from Crime Stoppers and greyhound Maybe Lad get ready for the big day. Rob Williams

Dish-lickin' good fun for family

THE Ipswich Crime Stoppers Committee has gone to the dogs in its ongoing fundraising efforts.

Many Ipswich people would be aware of the Crime Stoppers Race Day - a long-running horse race meeting that is the organisation's biggest annual fundraiser.

The committee is now hoping to build on its success by hosting a race meeting at the Ipswich Showgrounds - home of the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club.

The night-time event will feature 10 races, in addition to a demonstration whippet race and raffles.

Crime Stoppers Ipswich Volunteer Committee police representative Sergeant Nadine Webster said the greyhound meeting came as a result of the committee looking at different options to raise funds and awareness of Crime Stoppers' work.

"This event is all about expanding our networks in the community," Sgt Webster said.

"We hope people will get behind it.

"Greyhound racing is not something everybody would have experienced."

The greyhound race meeting will be held from 5.30pm on Saturday, October 25.

Tickets are $5.50 for over 18s and children get in free.

Ipswich committee chairman Paul Whear, who recently took over from Andrew Antoniolli, said businesses were invited to sponsor a race and help support the cause.

For more information, phone Mr Whear on 0417 344 769.



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