Garden lovers asked to dig deep for charities

24 September, 2013Posted in: Tourism

Residents admiring the Shire’s gardens as part of this year’s Tulip Time celebrations are being reminded to pause and support this year’s two charity partners.

“In a first for Tulip Time, this year we have two very special charity organisations to help celebrate this year’s theme of Brighter Futures,” said Steve Rosa, Council’s Group Manager Tourism, Economic Development and Events.

“We have both CanTeen and the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK) joining us this year as our charity partners.”

Both organisations will have a presence within Corbett Gardens during the floral festival which kicks off on Tuesday 24 September and runs until Monday 7 October.

“Guests can support our charity partners when they pay a visit to the gardens by calling into their respective stands or contributing to the donation boxes at the entry gates,” Mr Rosa said.

“Alternatively, they can learn more about them by jumping on their respective websites and perhaps donating to one of their upcoming campaigns.”

Both Canteen and the KKKK will be running a number of events during the festivities highlighting the work their organisations carry out.

Canteen will be hosting a carnival themed dinner as part of the official celebrations on Friday 27 September at the Mittagong RSL from 6.45pm. The dinner will be complete with burlesque circus show, side show alley and classic carnival fare. Tickets are still available at a cost of $68 per person. Reservations are essential and can be made through the club on phone 4872 6700 or by emailing

Canteen will also be hosting Tulips After Dark on Saturday 28 September from 6.15pm to 9.30pm. Entry is with a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Canteen.

On Saturday 28 September the KKKK will be hosting some 30 riders – including Wingecarribee Shire Councillor Garry Turland – as they tackle a 92 kilometre charity bike ride from Goulburn to Bowral. Riders will leave Goulburn at 9.00am before making their way to the Highlands to join another group of 110 riders making their way from Sydney as part of the Ride for a Reason Charity Bike Ride. Together the two groups will join the Street Parade at 1.30pm.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Goulburn ride and individual participants still exist with all proceeds going towards Interchange Australia, a community based not-for-profit organisation established to provide family support and social opportunities for children and young people with a disability. For more information contact Zac Hulm on phone 4862 2644 or mobile 0410 435 148.

“We encourage everyone who comes along to the Shire’s annual floral festival to dig deep and support our two very worthy charity partners and make this the successful Tulip Time on record,” said Mr Rosa.

For more information on the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids Inc. visit For details on Canteen visit