Hat-trick of charity events for palliative care
FRASER Coast Palliative Care was chosen as the recipient of proceeds from this Sunday's RSL Social Darts and Sporties Social Darts Charity Day, in honour of their late member Angie Novley who lost a 22-year battle with breast cancer on April 14.
Sporties Darts president Linda Taylor said the cause would be close to the hearts of many members and local residents, with most being touched by cancer at some stage of their lives.
"This year the cause is really close to us with Angie passing away and it's close to my heart too because I've also lost my father, step-father, my partner, and two best friends to cancer, so this means so much," Ms Taylor said.
"Angie never complained, she always had a smile on her face and just got on with it and was always happy to help you. "She was a really beautiful person. I will never forgot her."
Ms Taylor said the voluntary organisation provides much-needed equipment to the Maryborough and Hervey Bay hospitals - like beds, wheelchairs and other medical aids - so that patients, like Angie, can stay in the comfort of their own home.
"They are a voluntary organisation that try and buy equipment for people so they can stay in their own homes longer, without having to go into hospital all the time," she said.
"The palliative care nurses let them know what they need and they try and buy it for the patients.
"They rely solely on donations."
She said the cause had really hit home with local businesses this year after goods and prizes were donated in excess, giving the organisers an opportunity to add in a tombola with 280 prizes, an auction and two major raffles.
Some of the top prizes in the raffles include two signed and framed Brisbane Broncos jerseys.
Local MP Ted Sorensen will auction off about 35 top quality goods in the auction, including a Johnathan Thurston Maroons jersey from A-Mart Sports.
"All the Fraser Coast businesses have been absolutely amazing!
"Everyone is touched by cancer unfortunately in some way so I think it just resonates with so many people in the area.
"We ended up with so many prizes that we decided to include a tombola, an auction and two major raffles.
"From the smallest coffee voucher, every raffle ticket sold will count. It will be amazing."
Ms Taylor said special thanks must also go Hervey Bay RSL general manager Jason Lynch for the club's support and to all the members of the darts clubs who are donating their time to host the event.
"Without them this event would not go ahead."
The Hervey Bay RSL Club is located at Torquay Rd, Pialba. Phone Ms Taylor on 0418208424.
- When: Sunday, September 3. Doors open at 8.30 for a 9.30am start.
- Where: Hervey House, Hervey Bay RSL.
RAFFLES AND AUCTION
- When: Sunday, September 3, from 1pm.
- Where: Hervey Bay RSL. Auction: On the deck. Raffles: Tickets will be sold at the bistro. The draw of the two major raffles will be drawn after the auction.
- Spirit of Hervey Bay whale watch
- Quick Cat Two whale watch
- Two-hour horse ride at Susan River
- Haigh's Jeweller's Fraser Island pearl
- Gym memberships at Curves and Physique Fitness
- Ashleigh Manley print
- Trip to Lady Elliot Island.
- Springvale Garden Centre set of three urns
- Dinner vouchers at the Bay Central Tavern and Beach House Hotel
- Harvey Norman toaster and kettle
- Hervey Bay Car Detailing voucher
- Bob's Tyres Mickey Thompson Esky.
- Fraser Coast Tattoo voucher
- Robins Mechanical voucher