The action kicked off on Friday night with our annual Murray2Moyne Cycle Relay reception to recognise the fundraising efforts of our three 2016 teams; one being our very own SWH Scrubbers & The Gasman (pictured).
Their 520 kilometre ride resulted in a donation of $7,541 which (along with $2,365 raised by staff member Terry Hoy’s inaugural calendar featuring images of the local coastline) has seen to the closing of our $35,000 appeal to buy a piece of equipment with gynocular-scope capability to assist with cervical cancer surgery.
Made up of Theatre staff and their supporters, The Scrubbers second ride also saw them being named, by the M2M organising committee, the most caring/sharing & safe team (out of 68) on the road. Impressive.
Meantime (our longest-riding team) Warrnambool College’s $5,000+ fundraising success saw, on Friday night, to the end of our $14,000 appeal for a new fleet of fold-out parent beds for our Paediatrics Unit, while (our tiniest team) Grassmere Primary School’s $2,000+ donation will almost close our $15,000 appeal to furnish a palliative care sunroom.
Saturday night 252 guests kicked up their heels at our 2016 Camperdown Hospital Ball. It was a massive team effort. Camperdown Footy Club’s Peter Conheady was the exceptional emcee. Darren Maskell and Wendy Madden served the most divinely-plated dinner. Melbourne’s Noisy Neighbours’ opening rendition of the Village People’s YMCA had feet on the dance floor within seconds.
On the fundraising front, organisers Tash Swayn and Vicki Brebner (top photo), with the help of colleagues and friends, are counting the proceeds today. It’s expected the event will clear at least $6,000 – some of which will go towards the updated styling of Midwifery and private patients’ rooms.
Diane Maher, the partner of our SWH Board chairman John Maher, won Better Living Camperdown’s TV. Better Living also generously donated the raffle’s 3rd prize, a vintage kettle and toaster won by Camperdown Footy Club president Kevin Russell. Nurse Karen Harrison won the (1st prize) $500 travel voucher and Phil Irvine took 2nd prize, a night’s accommodation courtesy of Warrnambool’s Lady Bay Resort.
We’ve loaded 40+ pics of the Ball to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/SWHnews