Great Lakes Hospice Auxiliary received a $2000 donation from the Lady Bowlers

Diedre Stokes accepted a cheque for $2000 from Tuncurry Lady  Bowlers president, Judy  McLachlan.
Diedre Stokes accepted a cheque for $2000 from Tuncurry Lady Bowlers president, Judy McLachlan.

Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club women bowlers have donated $2000 to the Great Lakes Hospice management committee.

The cheque was presented to committee chairperson, Diedre Stokes and treasurer, Suzanne Roach bowls president Judy McLachlan.

The donation will be put towards further work for palliative care in the Great Lakes area.

Two scholarships will be funded by the hospice for rural nurses to obtain their Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing 2018.

The closing date  for applications to the course which will be held at Calvary Mater Newcastle Campus is is February 28, 2018.

There will also be a one day course for assistants in nursing and emergency nurses, run by HealthCare in Forster in March 2018. The Hospice will subsidise half the cost for this course.

The last three months have been busy with the final fundraising events for the year.

These included a successful antiques and collectors fair at the Tuncurry Memorial Hall, held on the October long weekend.

Auxiliary members also helped at the ultra elite triathlon in October.

The  last garage sale for the year was held at the club’s Boona Street premises, and raised more than $1500. Some of this money went towards the purchase of an oxygen concentrator, and some went towards spare parts.

The auxiliary has continued supporting  the  wig service, which has been going for three years now. Working closely with the oncology department at Forster Private Hospital,the group has organised 36 wigs, as well as many special scarves and turbans. It is a  service that is greatly  appreciated.

The annual Christmas raffle will be drawn on December 21.

Tickets are available at local medical/dental/physio/eye specialist surgeries.

Members will also be selling tickets outside Tull's Tuncurry Newsagency on Wednesday, December 6. First prize for the raffle is a large hamper, with and a dozen bottles of wine for second place.