The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Hospice auxiliary ‘delighted’


Despite the COVID-19 pandemic hampering ticket sales, Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary raised $5760 through its winter raffle.

President Lea Crammond said members were thrilled with the success of the organisati­on’s first major fundraiser since the start of the pandemic.

“Despite being unable to sell tickets for three weeks during the selling time of our raffle, we are delighted with the result,” she said.

“We are excited to once again be able to raise money to buy and lease essential medical equipment for palliative care patients. This equipment is provided at no cost to the patient, something we are extremely proud to do.”

Mrs Crammond thanked everyone who supported the fundraiser.

“Without the generosity of the donors of the prize pool and those who purchased tickets or provided a donation to us during the time of selling, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” she said. Anne Lane, nee Hayes, drew the raffle.

“Anne was the first palliative care nurse at Wimmera Base Hospital 30 years ago and is respected enormously for her contributi­on to the wellbeing of palliative care patients over many years of tireless devotion,” Mrs Crammond said.

First prize, Shop Horsham vouchers valued at $1500, went to Levi Pridham.

Place-getters, who received Shop Horsham, Wade’s or Robertson’s Furniture vouchers, or a combinatio­n, were, V. Hood, second; K. Gilmartin, third, and Darren Scott, fourth.

The auxiliary’s next major fundraiser will be on October 31, when seven ‘beautiful gardens of Haven’ open their gates to the public. Afternoon tea is provided in the ticket price of $15 and there will be trading tables at Haven Hall.

“We look forward to having another successful and happy fundraisin­g event to assist us with our endeavors,” Mrs Crammond said.

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