Bowls club do­nates funds to hospi­tal

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

The Tatura Hospi­tal Ben­e­fit Char­ity Day has come to a close for an­other year, do­nat­ing a cheque of $1616.40 to the much-needed town fa­cil­ity.

An­nu­ally the Tatura Bowls Club cel­e­brates with a day of com­pet­i­tive bowls, raf­fles and ‘‘ a bit of hu­mor­ous na­ture’’.

‘‘Most of the prizes are what have been do­nated from busi­ness houses around the town, it’s a big com­mu­nity ef­fort and that is why what we col­lect in en­try fees, raf­fles, what­ever, the en­tirety of it goes to the hospi­tal,’’ Tatura Bowls Club pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer John Crilly said.

Goul­burn Val­ley Health Tatura cam­pus man­ager and di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Jayne French said the fa­cil­ity would put the funds to­wards spe­cialised beds, which were be­ing re­placed across the board.

‘‘It’s a fan­tas­tic ef­fort and the com­mu­nity sup­port is just out­stand­ing here at Tatura,’’ Ms French said.

‘‘It’s al­ways been a very gen­er­ous giv­ing com­mu­nity.’’

Mr Crilly said when peo­ple knew it was a fundraiser for the hospi­tal they wanted to get in­volved.

‘‘Adrian Barry, who is a mem­ber of our club, was very in­stru­men­tal in ob­tain­ing do­na­tions fro­mor­gan­i­sa­tions, he did a lot of fundrais­ing,’’ Mr Crilly said.

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