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four bowlers with a nurse holding portable DVDs

Vice-president Beth Gabriel, Secretary Ian Gabriel, Publicity Officer Pam Dures and Treasurer Martin Greenfield with Nurse Manager Kate Williams and the donated DVD players.

Bowled over by their bias

Aug 12, 2022

Wauchope Mixed Bowls Club members have shown a bit of bias to Wauchope District Memorial Hospital, donating four portable DVD players valued at more than $560.

The donation was the result of the club’s Wrong Bias box, where players who deliver a bowl the wrong way pay 50 cents.

Club secretary Ian Gabriel said the bowlers often threw in a gold coin, or more, regardless of a wrong bias because they knew the funds were going to support their local hospital.

After speaking with Dr Warwick Hain and Nurse Manager Kate Williams, the club decided to buy four portable DVD players for the hospital’s Rehabilitation Unit.

The DVD players will enable patients to access the unit’s extensive DVD movie library.

Mr Gabriel also thanked Bing Lee in Port Macquarie for discounting the DVD players when they learned it was a donation to Wauchope hospital.

“We are extremely grateful for the donation,” said Nurse Manager Kate Williams.

“The support we receive from our community makes it possible for us to provide those little extras to make our patients’ stay just a bit more comfortable.

“We have a huge movie library at the hospital, so the new portable DVD players will certainly be a popular addition.

“Thank you to everyone in the Wauchope Mixed Bowls Club for thinking of our patients and making such a practical donation to support them during their stay with us.”

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