April 8, 2014
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2YYY Raises $1,600 for Young Crisis Accommodation Centre

In the latest fundraising effort as part of the commitment to the community, 2YYY Community Radio Station has raised $1,600 for Young Crisis Accommodation Centre.

The final figure was reached on Saturday night 29th March after a very successful 50s 60s Rock & Roll disco held at the Young Bowling Club in which many of the party goers dressed up for the occasion in 50s-50s gear making it a very colourful and fun night,
Consisting or raffles and auction the night was a success raising over $500 for the centre

The balance of the money to make the $1,600 came from donations from the many loyal supporters of 2YYY and the Community over the last 6 months plus 50% of proceeds from the 2YYY Christmas Raffle last year. The Directors of 2YYY would like to thank all who donated to this great cause and as said it didn’t matter how small the donation was it all added up to the $1,600 which was presented to Gwen Gunning for The Crisis accommodation centre By President of 2YYY Wayne Nolan.

The 2YYY Directors will at their next meeting decide on another charity to raise money for over the next six months in their adopt a charity program.

March 13, 2014
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Big Aussie BBQ

2YYY & The Big Aussie BBQ

On Saturday September 28th 2013 some of the 2YYY Community Radio volunteers, led by head chef & snag cooker Patrick Watkin held a Big Aussie BBQ in Anderson park Young and with a steady stream of people attending through the morning managed to raise over $400 for Prostate cancer Research .

Over 120,000 men in Australia are living with prostate cancer and 20,000 more are diagnosed annually. Every year, 3,300 of those men don’t survive.

Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women, but awareness of the disease and its funding are tiny by comparison.

Now in its fifth year, the Big Aussie Barbie is a chance for communities to do something positive for men’s health

Hosting a fundraising Barbie during September was a great way for 2YYY Volunteers to catch up with friends and supporters.

A big thank you goes out to Donges Super IGA, Milne’s Country Meats, Grey Cat Enterprises, Bakers Delight, Gary’s Gourmet Meats and Woolies for all the food donations to make the morning a success.

Last year over 500 Big Aussie barbies were held across the nation, raising more than $800,000 for prostate cancer research, awareness and support programs.

March 13, 2014
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Adopt A Charity

Adopt a Charity

 

As part of 2YYYs commitment to community service we have decided that each 6months we will adopt a charity and attempt to raise money for the group during that period.

The chosen charity for this time is Young’s Crisis Accommodation Centre.

The Young Crisis Accommodation Centre is a charity that provides emergency accommodation to women and children in domestic situations and relies on donations to continually improve the service.

You can donate money for Young’s Crisis Accommodation Centre at the 2YYY studio at 44A lovell street Young, it doesn’t matter how small as it all adds up and hopefully together we can make a sizable donation to Young’s Woman’s Refuge.

March 13, 2014
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Angel Flight Donation

2YYY Raises 2,000 for Angel Flight

 In the latest fundraising effort as part of the commitment to the community, 2YYY Community Radio Station has raised $2,000 for Angel Flight.

 The final figure was reached on Saturday night 24th May after a very successful 60s-70s disco held at the Young Bowling Club in which many of the party goers dressed up for the occasion in 60s-70s gear making it a very colourful and fun night.

The wood raffle that was being run was finalised on the night with 50% the proceeds going to Angel Flight the winner of the load of wood was Mig Smith of Young.

The balance of the money to make the $2,000 came from donations from the many loyal supporters of 2YYY and the Community  plus 50% of proceeds from the door charge at the Disco and a percentage from other 2YYY concerts held. The Directors of 2YYY would like to thank all who donated to this great cause and as said it didn’t matter how small the donation was it all added up to the $2,000 to be sent to Angel Flight.

 

The 2YYY Directors will at their next meeting decide on another charity to raise money for them over the next six months in their adopt a charity program.

March 13, 2014
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Easter Egg Scramble 2013

Easter Egg Scramble 2013

 Easter bunny came early to dozens of children on Saturday as 2YYY Community Radio conducted an Easter Egg Scramble in Anderson Park. The kids gathered from 9am at the park for what was an overwhelming turn out of children from about 2 to 10 year olds.

All the eager kids could hardly wait for the 9.30am start with the under 5 year olds having the first round as Easter eggs were scattered all around the enclosed play area of the park and the kids were then let loose to gather as many eggs as they could.

Then it was the older kids turn as Easter eggs were scattered all over the park and then the race was on to collect their eggs.

A couple of late comers and the very young never missed out as there were some eggs held back just in case. Over 600 Easter eggs were given away in the scramble.

 

The Idea for the Easter egg scramble was suggested at the last 2YYY board meeting by the Vice President Pat Watkin and accepted by all Board members to give something back to our great community and after it being so successful this year it looks like becoming an annual event.

February 16, 2014
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New live website

Welcome to the new 2YYY website. This site is still under construction and there are many exciting features still to be added. We present some great new features but especially our much improved live streaming. Welcome aboard to our new site and we welcome new members and volunteers to this great  community radio station from Young NSW.