Horsham pool party to aid bushfire relief

HORSHAM Aquatic Centre will donate all proceeds from its family pool party on Monday to the bushfire relief effort.

Proceeds from the YMCA's pool parties are usually donated to the Open Doors program which supports people doing it tough.

But centre manager Steve Clark said after seeing the community impact of the fires, the decision to donate to the relief effort was simple.

"With the onset of the recent bushfires it was obvious to the community advisory group that we need to help our community neighbours, so it was only right and proper that we change the focus of the event," he said.

He said Monday's Australia Day holiday party would host lots of additional fun for children, with other businesses chipping in to lend a hand.

"We're grateful for having recruited the owner of the Halls Gap Zoo. He's going to bring animals and reptiles," Mr Clark said.

"Also, we've got someone doing Harley Davidson rides for a small charge and we have a raffle for a stunt plane ride and we're hoping to include a DJ."

Mr Clark said the centre would also have all its regular activities from party days including inflatables, party games, giveaways and a sausage sizzle.

The party begins at 1pm and admission is $5 for children with supervising adults being admitted free.

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