Red Cross fash­ion show ben­e­fits Ber­ri­gan Hospi­tal

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The an­nual Ber­ri­gan Red Cross Fash­ion Ex­trav­a­ganza has seen $2000 do­nated to the Ber­ri­gan United Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary to im­prove fa­cil­i­ties for pa­tients at Ber­ri­gan Hospi­tal.

The pro­ceeds from the De­cem­ber fash­ion show will help the UHA reach its $8000 fundrais­ing goal ear­lier than ex­pected.

UHA sec­re­tary Marnie Dal­gliesh said for that rea­son, the UHA was ‘‘de­lighted’’ to re­ceive the do­na­tion.

‘‘This saves a lot a fundrais­ing on our be­half and it will ben­e­fit all pa­tients who visit the hospi­tal,’’ she said.

‘‘We need to raise $8000 for nu­mer­ous items in­clud­ing six sin­gle mat­tresses, one king sin­gle mat­tress and bed base and a long day chair, so to re­ceive over $2000 has gone a long way.

‘‘We want to say a big thanks to any­one who spent money at the ex­trav­a­ganza or our raf­fles.’’

Ber­ri­gan Red Cross trea­surer Lyn­dall Horne said do­nat­ing to the UHA was about con­tin­u­ing the good re­la­tion­ship be­tween health ser­vices in Ber­ri­gan and the Ber­ri­gan Red Cross.

‘‘Over the 10 years we’ve been run­ning the Fash­ion Ex­trav­a­ganza, we’ve al­ways tar­geted do­nat­ing to the health care fa­cil­i­ties of Ber­ri­gan.

‘‘We raised more than $8000 on the night, and the rest of the money will be do­nated to the Aus­tralian Red Cross.

‘‘The UHA do won­der­ful things for the Ber­ri­gan com­mu­nity and they’re very wor­thy re­cip­i­ents.’’

The next ma­jor fundraiser for the UHA will be the Ber­ri­gan Rose Show, with var­i­ous street stalls and sausage siz­zles also planned through­out the year.

Ber­ri­gan United Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Marnie Dal­gliesh (left) and trea­surer Betty Bur­wood (right) ac­cept the Ber­ri­gan Red Cross do­na­tion from Aus­tralian Red Cross Zone 29 rep­re­sen­ta­tive Anne Wil­son.

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