Apex sup­ports cancer cen­tre

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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