New directions for Serra Terror fundraising

This year the Committee is thrilled to announce that funds raised will be donated to the Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) for environmental work in the Dunkeld area. NGT is a not-for-profit environmental organisation with a particular focus on wetland conservation and restoration activities, but also operates a native plant nursery, specialises in threatened species research, delivers education programs and works on a wide range of other biodiversity and environmental community projects.

Serra Terror was the brainchild of Maree Willey, who started the event in 2010 as a fundraiser for the Dunkeld Community Centre. Fourteen years on, funds from the Serra Terror event have contributed over $300,000 to the Dunkeld Community Centre.

Having completed the bulk of the work required for the Community Centre, the event has entered an exciting new era, and is now a fully incorporated entity, allowing the Committee to distribute funds further afield to other local community projects.

The committee has determined that from 2023 onwards, a specific project/fundraising recipient will be determined by the Committee annually.

As well as the direct benefit of the funds raised during the event, the Serra Terror also showcases Dunkeld and the magnificent Southern Grampians region. Many of the participants stay in Dunkeld and its surrounds which supports the local economy. 

The Serra Terror would not be possible without the contributions of so many volunteers, including the committee which organises the event, the community members who cook and serve the meal on Friday night, provide the slices, and volunteer at the checkpoints.

This strong volunteering ethos is a critical part of our event. Thanks must also go to Parks Victoria for their ongoing support of Serra Terror.