Stawell Hospital Auxiliary Savoury Evening
Stawell Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a fundraiser to buy a new oncology chair for the Simpson ward at Stawell Regional Health.
Auxiliary members will host a wine and savoury evening at the Stawell Entertainment Centre on Friday, March 31.
Group member Ruth Hatton said they had hosted “quite a few” of these fundraisers in the past and had turned into an annual event.
“It is our goal to hopefully make the patients’ stay in hospital a little more comfortable,” she said.
The fundraising evening will start at 6.30pm and will cost $20 per person.
“The evening is always a great social event with a wine auction to follow, allowing people to bid for wine generously donated by local wineries and some individual donors,” Ms Hatton said.
“Tickets are available from Doreen Bibby on 5358 2678 or Eleanor Reid 5358 2032.”
2016 Murray to Moyne
The “Stawell Medical Centre Sprockets” cycling team has once again completed the gruelling 520 kilometre relay ride from Echuca to Port Fairy to raise money for Stawell Regional Health.
The “Stawell Sprockets” have been riding in the Murray to Moyne event since it began in 1986. Over the 30 years the teams have raised around $250,000. This money has been used to purchase much needed medical and support equipment for our hospital and residential care facility.
This year’s riders were Leanne Barnes, Aaron Riding, Sharon Linke, Geoff McDermott, Geoff Hateley, Malcolm Hayes, Terri Clarke, Lindsay Knight, Peter Wemyss, David Tapscott, Ottis Francis and ride coordinator David Francis. The riders were supported by drivers and crew Cliff Dudley and Mal Elliott. The 12 team members raised nearly $15,000 to go towards new equipment for the hospital which includes an operating wireless ECG monitor and an infusion pump in Oncology.
David Francis said, “This year’s ride was the most eventful in my 18 years of riding in the event. There were strong head winds and team members were injured in an accident. Several of our team required medical attention from a fall on the Saturday night just out of Moyston. The team members who were injured wanted our team to finish, which we did. All injured riders recovered with most having started to ride regularly again.”
Staff members from Stawell Regional Health also support the team each year. This year staff donated $1500. Karen Giddings provided some relief to sore muscles with her soothing hands during a planned rest stop and the staff in the kitchen looked after the healthy appetites of the riders and support crew.
2014 MIXX FM Stawell Hospital Half Marathon
Thank you to all who supported the MIXX FM Stawell Regional Health fun run and walk on Sunday 5th October, 2014. We had approximately 120 participants. Following receipting of all pledges, it is anticipated that just over $7,500 will have been raised. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of a new microscope for theatre. Thank you to our generous sponsors, all who participated and to all who volunteered their time to help leading up to the run and on the day of the run.
- 21km: http://www.results.oztiming.com.au/events/270/
- 4km: http://www.results.oztiming.com.au/events/268/
- 7km individual: http://www.results.oztiming.com.au/events/271/
- 7km teams: http://www.results.oztiming.com.au/events/269/
Thank you to our sponsors
- Mixx FM
- Monaghans Real Estate
- Stawell Gold Mines
- David O Jones Mitre 10
- Gold Reef Clothing
- Crowe Horwath
- Northern Grampians Shire
- Thank you to all supporters and volunteers
- Stawell Amateur Ath Club
- Stawell Swifts
- SRH Ladies Auxiliary
- Stawell Lions Club
- Frew Group
- Stawell/Ararat Police
- Stawell SES
- Fishers IGA
- Darryl Mair First Aid
- Carmen’s Muesli
- Stawell Sportspower
- New Balance
- Runner’s World