Country music club’s $3000 donation strikes the right chord

Nambucca Valley Country Music Club has donated $3000 to Macksville District Hospital after hosting one its most successful ever Easter Country Music Festivals.

Club President and Life Member John Gibson presented the generous gift to the hospital’s Acting Midwifery Unit Manager, Tina Morrison, who thanked country music lovers from the Nambucca and beyond for their generous ongoing support.

“We are just so humbled by the support we receive in this remarkable community,” Ms Morrison said.

“Macksville Hospital is a wonderful health care facility supported by a fantastic team of health care professionals.

“But it would be impossible to do what we do without the support of our community, our volunteers and organisations such as the Nambucca Valley Country Music Club, who are with us every step of the way.

“We are very thankful for the support, which helps us to purchase medical equipment and improve patient amenity.

“We know these types of events take a lot of organisation and time, so our thanks extend beyond this wonderful donation to the organising committee who worked so very hard throughout the year to ensure the concert was the success that it was.”

Club Treasurer and event organiser June Pettiford said the members were determined to support their local public hospital while celebrating all things country music.

“Our Easter Country Music Festival was a tremendous success this year,” Mrs Pettiford said.

“We had a terrific line-up on the Saturday, which included two-times Golden Guitar winner Amos Morris from Kempsey, Johnny Warren from Grafton, Wayne Docherty from Newcastle and 15-year-old Todd Haywood from the Central Coast who were all brilliant, as were Jeff and Karen Pierce of Orange and Freddy Bowan of Surfers Paradise.

“It was a new line-up and the audience, more than 100 people packed into the Nambucca Bowling Club, loved it.

“The Sunday walk-up sessions were also played in front of a full house, who were treated to a memorable performance by guest guitarist Alex Wilson of Taree.”

Mrs Pettiford also thanked the club and its organising committee for the hard work involved in bringing such a successful music festival together, and thanked the community for supporting the annual event.