John Norton with Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Cathy Gray, Nurse Unit Manager Mary Trotter and Newport Village resident Joy, who made and donated the beautiful berets and blankets. Newport's $1400 donation will help fund an ice machine for seriously ill patients.

Newport residents and friends razzle dazzle on the dance floor

May 25, 2024
The residents of Newport Village, and their friends, have donated another incredible $1400 to Wauchope District Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit.
This generous contribution, which will help fund an ice machine for patients, came from a razzle, dazzle Rock ‘n’ Roll evening organised by Newport’s host with the most, John Norton.
The machine will produce ice chips or crushed ice, which helps hydrate patients who have difficulty swallowing fluids.
More than 60 people joined in Newport Village’s fun fundraiser, dancing the night away to the greatest rock and roll hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s performed by the talented Stevie B.
Special shoutout to those who dressed up and won fabulous prizes, thanks to donations from Dan Murphy’s and generous Newport residents.
Thanks also to the 15 Busy Bees who make up the event’s organising committee—your hard work and dedication were key to the evening’s success. And to all the residents who donated prizes and food, thank you!
Lastly, a special thanks to resident Joy, who, along with John, visited the Palliative Care Unit to hand over beautiful, knitted berets and blankets she created.
As for Newport’s most popular rock and roll song on the night? It was close but Elvis’s Hound Dog had everyone on their feet! 

Stevie B in action at the rock ‘n’ roll fundraiser at Newport Village.

John Norton’s shoes were the envy of staff when he dressed to impress, as usual, for the donation presentation.

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