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Southern Grampians Endurance Challenge

OUR WORK

Serra Terror was the brainchild of Maree Willey, who started the event in 2010 as a fundraiser for the Dunkeld Community Centre. Ten years on, funds from the Serra Terror event have contributed over $250,000 to the Dunkeld Community Centre.

In 2014 construction of the Dunkeld Community Centre was undertaken at a cost of $1.6 million. This consisted of state and local government contributions of $1 million and $600,000 from the Dunkeld community.  These funds enabled the construction of a new multi-purpose function space [the John Myers Room], consulting rooms and administration area, the RSL Room, the Green Room, toilets and significant remodeling of the kitchen and supper room, with some restoration of the Memorial Hall.

Over the last 9 years, the Serra Terror event has contributed nearly $300,000 to the Dunkeld Community Centre.

In 2015, the first full year of operation since the completion of the construction work, the Centre hosted over 150 events which were attended by approximately 7,000 people.  These events included community meetings and fundraising events, state and local government meetings and seminars, performances, school concert, weddings and funerals, birthday parties, sculpture exhibition and a cross-section of business events.  In addition the Hamilton Medical Group provides a visiting doctor weekly and annual vaccination clinics for flu and the shingles. Many of the events use local caterers and participants also stayed at accommodation in Dunkeld.  So the Dunkeld Community Centre not only provides an attractive, modern facility for the Dunkeld community but also provides an economic benefit to the Dunkeld community. The centre is at the heart of the Dunkeld community and is used on average for 20 events a month with estimated monthly attendance of over 500 people.

WHY ARE WE STILL RAISING FUNDS FOR THE DUNKELD COMMUNITY CENTRE?

Funds raised by Serra Terror have contributed to the fit out of the centre, including the purchase of furniture and equipment. Recently Serra Terror funds have been used for the renovation of the Memorial Hall, including installation of windows, blinds, heating, cooling and lighting. There is still work to be done on the facility, particularly the landscaping.

As in previous years, the catering for the Serra Terror is provided by the Dunkeld Consolidated School and the Dunkeld Kindergarten. In 2018 over $12,000 were paid to these groups.

As well as the direct benefit of the funds raised by the event, the Serra Terror also showcases Dunkeld and the Grampians region. Many of the participants stay in Dunkeld and its surrounds which supports the local economy. Serra Terror is also a good opportunity to raod test the Grampians Peaks Trail.

The Serra Terror would not happen without the contribution of many volunteers, including the committee which organizes the event, the community members who cook and serve the meal on Friday night, those who cook the slices, and man the checkpoints. This strong volunteering ethos is a critical part of the Dunkeld community. Thanks must also go to Parks Victoria for their ongoing support of our Serra Terror event.