Apex supports cancer centre
Horsham Apex Club 15 has continued to pour money into community projects, now donating $20,000 to the Wimmera Cancer Centre.
Horsham club president Matt Cross said members wanted to make a significant contribution to the Rachael’s Wish fundraiser because it symbolised what the club was about
“Apex is a community service club and the Wimmera Cancer Centre is a great fit because it affects such a large number of people in the community,” he said.
“A lot of people in the club have been touched by cancer.
“This donation was important to us.”
Members considered the contribution so important that they filled Wimmera Health Care Group’s oncology unit in Horsham for a cheque presentation.
“We had a large number of members there when we handed the cheque over because they all wanted to be a part of it, which is great,” Mr Cross said.
Wimmera Health Care Group acting chief executive Mark Knights said the donation was greatly appreciated and reflected how the project was continuing to attract support.
“The community service clubs of the Wimmera and southern Mallee have been extremely generous to Rachael’s Wish and the Wimmera Cancer Centre,” he said.
“We are continually humbled by the support we receive and we are very grateful to groups such as Horsham Apex Club for the work they do – thank you.”
Horsham Apex Club 15’s main money-raiser, the Longerenong Seeders and Strippers B and S Ball was at Kalkee on Saturday.
The club also raises money through a monthly newspaper collection on the first Sunday of each month.