Narrikup Amateur Theatre Society spreads joy with donation to Albany fishing group

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
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Gary Warburton, John May, Des McLean and Allison Carter.
Camera IconGary Warburton, John May, Des McLean and Allison Carter. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

The Narrikup Amateur Theatre Society has lent a helping hand to a fellow community club, donating earnings from its latest production to Albany Fishability to buy new rods.

Society members visited Albany Fishability at its weekly fishing morning at Emu Point on Friday to hand over a donation of $1000 from their May production, Wots Next.

With the help of volunteers and special equipment, Albany Fishability allows people of all abilities to experience the joys of fishing.

Its yellow trailer parks at the service jetty at Emu Point every Friday morning, drawing a crowd of up to 60 people to cast a line.

Co-ordinator John May said he was blown away by the donation.

“The money will be well used for their enjoyment to hopefully catch more fish and have all the tools to do it with,” he said.

Laurie Smithers, Josh, Rhonda Greenham and Lisa enjoy a morning of fishing.
Camera IconLaurie Smithers, Josh, Rhonda Greenham and Lisa enjoy a morning of fishing. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

“Just a big thank you to the Narrikup Amateur Theatre Society. Words are beyond me.

“How thankful we are to have local legends like this in the Great Southern supporting other groups, it just enriches the lives of people with disabilities who enjoy their fishing.”

Narrikup Amateur Theatre Society president Des McLean said it was a terrific cause that the club was proud to get behind.

He said in its 32-year history, the club had donated more than $30,000 to community causes.

Mr May urged anyone who wanted to volunteer or donate to keep Albany Fishability afloat to get in touch.

Phone Mr May on 0429 883 989.

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