Spin those coins

COME IN SPINNER: Two-up organiser Stephen Bocking (left) and Shaws Bay Hotel licensee Brendan Byrne.
COME IN SPINNER: Two-up organiser Stephen Bocking (left) and Shaws Bay Hotel licensee Brendan Byrne.

THE coins will be spinning at the Shaws Bay Hotel on Anzac Day to help children with disabilities and families of deceased veterans.

For the fourth year, two-up will be held at the East Ballina pub as a fundraiser for both Biala Special School in Ballina and Legacy, the uniquely Australian organisation which supports the wives and families of fallen Diggers.

Organiser Stephen Bocking said the event had raised several thousand dollars over the past three years.

He said the games aimed to be fun, with a real emphasis on giving beginners a go at playing the traditional Aussie game.

And it's a family event, with the size of the bets limited.

Overall, however, on such a solemn day, the event aims to be respectful of those who once played the game among mates, but didn't return home.

The games will be held from 1pm to 5pm.

A percentage of the "centre" bet will be donated to the causes, and tins for donations will be passed around.

Mr Bocking said the rules of the game will be explained on the day - and on a respectful day, it is expected that everyone will remember the spirit of the Anzacs during the event.

A sausage sizzle also will be held.

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