TAREE City Rugby League Club's annual fundraiser for Can Assist is expected to realise around $25,000.
While down on last year's figure of $32,000, officials were 'very happy' with the outcome.
The gate for the Group Three clash between Taree City and Wingham at the Jack Neal Oval was $2500. Taree City players wore special one-off jumpers for the match.
"That's $1000 more than our next best game this year,'' Taree City's Gary Bridge said.
"Considering we don't have an under 18s, it was a cold day and our first and reserve grades aren't going too well, it's an extraordinary response. There was also plenty of things on last weekend - the State junior bikes, go karts at Wingham and the NAIDOC fashion show.''
The first grade sides played for the Krystylea Bridge Cup for the sixth time. Wingham maintained their domination of the cup matches, inaugurated in 2014, by winning the match 36-10.
"A lot of the ladies made cakes that we sold at the canteen and all funds went to Can Assist,'' Gary said.
"We raised $400 from them. A further $1000 came from the sale of beer coolers.''
An auction of sporting memorabilia and general items was held that night at the Wynter Tavern and this was strongly supported. A South Sydney jumper attracted furious bidding before eventually selling for $900.
The previous night raffles and an auction held at the Manning Hotel and run by the Taree Old Boys club made close to $1500.
Gary said the Can Assist will again be the beneficiary of next year's fund raising day. The club has raised more than $45,000 for the organisation in the past six years.
"The only change will be next year we'll (Taree City) will be on top of the comp,'' he smiled.
Meanwhile Wingham's annual charity day will be held on Saturday at the Wingham Sporting Complex when the Tigers meet the Old Bar Pirates.
The Asthma Foundation, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Buy a Bale will be the charities supported.