The 12th Annual ‘Christmas in July’ held at the Farmers Arms this week was another resounding success.  Patrons enjoyed a two-course meal and donated generously to Hepburn Regional Cheer’s biggest fundraiser.

This event is a key factor in bringing some festive cheer to those that need it most at Christmas time. HRCC has assisted hundreds of local people for more than a decade, providing food and fuel vouchers, gifts, hampers and toys in an environment that provides hope and much needed joy into their lives.

Despite challenging economic times, businesses donated more than ever this year, and people equally matched this with overwhelming generosity resulting in the  biggest result yet. HRCC raised more than $19,000 on the night.  Plans are already underway for more fun filled events.

A big thank you to the Farmers Arms, HRCC volunteers, Santa and Mrs Claus and photographer Michelle Donnolly for putting on a great night, which will bring an abundance of goodwill to our community this Christmas.

HRCC would also like to thank the following generous donors:

Major Sponsor

  • Community Bank Daylesford and District

Accommodation Providers

  • 65 Main
  • Birches Central Springs
  • Daylesford Country Retreats
  • Hotel Bellinzona
  • Maluridae Farmstay
  • Mt Lofty House
  • Sea Temple Resort
  • Skyview Bubble Tent


  • Belle Property
  • Bespoke Medispa
  • Bistro Terroir
  • Blooms Chemist
  • Blakes
  • Coles
  • Creswick Woollen Mills
  • Daylesford Gourmet Picnic Hampers
  • Daylesford Trading Company
  • Deluxe Car Detail
  • Essence Health and Wellbeing Foot Reflexology
  • Frances Pilley
  • Gavin Froling
  • Hair and Beauty Retreat Daylesford
  • Harvest Café
  • Hotel Frangos
  • Jackie’s on Vincent
  • Lake House Daylesford
  • Lave
  • Lenove
  • Magically Inclined
  • Manteau Noir
  • Mind Your Pet
  • Natasha Morgan
  • Pancho Café
  • Pride Furniture
  • Sault
  • Springhill Farm
  • Stellas Restaurant
  • The Argus Dining Room @Peppers Mineral Springs
  • The Grande Hotel
  • Total Signs and Linlow Neon
  • Yay

Art Galleries

  • Bromley
  • Greg Mallyon
  • Michael Parker Gallery
  • Overwrought Garden Art


  • Cellarbrations Daylesford
  • Daylesford Cider
  • Daylesford Foundation
  • Passing Clouds

Here are some happy snaps from the night.  See you all again for a bigger and better event in 2024. With gratitude, from Hepburn Regional Community Cheer.