Kempsey UHA volunteers bowled over by community supportNov 22, 2023
The inaugural Kempsey United Hospital Auxiliary’s Bowls Day has raised an amazing $8000 to help fund medical equipment for Kempsey District Hospital.
Held at Kempsey Heights Bowling Club recently, players dressed in weird and wonderful outfits and took to the greens on a mission to support their local public hospital.
The day also featured games, an auction, raffle and live music, a barbecue lunch, and the chance to win great prizes in the best-dressed competition.
Auxiliary president Maxine Walker said the day was a stunning success.
“Just like our Spring Fair only a couple of months ago, the Macleay community pulled together to generously support us and our hospital,” Mrs Walker said.
“Everyone had loads of fun for a great cause.
“There are so many people to thank for making this such a success, including Kempsey Rotarians who manned the barbecues, special guest auctioneer Jack Henshaw, Elvis – AKA bowls manager Richard, and, especially, Kempsey Heights Bowling Club.
“Not only were they the perfect hosts, but they also presented the Auxiliary with a further $2000 donation, member donations, meat raffle proceeds which raised $200 and power tools, blue tooth radio, fishing rod and reel, and wine and glasses to the value all up of more than $900, making a $5,774.75 total over the past few months from the club.
“We are grateful for their support and that of the broader community as it enables our UHA branch to continue its work in support of Kempsey District Hospital and its patients.”
For more photos from the day, click on the image below and scroll through the library.