NEW DIRECTIONS FOR SERRA TERROR FUNDRAISING..
Serra Terror was the brainchild of Maree Willey, who started the event in 2010 as a fundraiser for the Dunkeld Community Centre. Eleven years on, funds from the Serra Terror event have contributed over $300,000 to the Dunkeld Community Centre. Serra Terror funds have contributed greatly to the restoration of the Dunkeld Community Centre as an attractive, modern facility for the Dunkeld community but also one that provides an economic benefit to the Dunkeld community.
Having completed the bulk of the work required for the Hall, this year the Serra Terror event has entered an exciting new era, with the event becoming a fully incorporated entity, and the ability to distribute funds further afield amongst other Dunkeld community projects.
The committee has determined that while continuing to support the Dunkeld Community Centre, from 2020 onwards a specific project/fundraising recipient will be determined by the Committee annually.
This year the Committee is thrilled to announce that funds raised will be split between the Victoria Valley, Mirranatwa and Dunkeld Halls. The Mirranatwa Hall was used as the finishing venue last year, the Victoria Valley Hall will be used this year and the Dunkeld Hall/Community Centre continues to house all meetings, as well as the pre-event dinner, and is an important hub for the running of our annual event.
As in previous years, the catering for the Serra Terror is provided by the Dunkeld Consolidated School and the Dunkeld Kindergarten. In 2019 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 road 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.