Healing Passion ladies recognised with plaque

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A GROUP of four Murwillumbah women known as Healing Passion, were recognised for their fundraising efforts at Murwillumbah District Hospital (MDH) on Wednesday, May 3.

The Healing Passion group includes locals Alison Peters, Nicole McDermott, Paris York and Shauna Hughes who presented a plaque representing their more than $10,600 donation to the hospital.

The funds will be split evenly between the Emergency Department and the Birthing Suite to purchase equipment and furnishings.

The four women met their goal of raising $10,000 after completing the 65km Overland Track in Tasmania earlier this year.

They received sponsorship and assistance from local businesses, and were also supported by the MDH United Hospital Auxiliary.

“We walked 65km over five days in a very challenging and cold place,” Mrs Peters said.

“We climbed a chain up the side of a mountain, scrambled up and down rainforest roots, walked an average of 10-hour days all with backpacks weighing 25kg each.

“We absolutely loved what we did for our hospital, even though at times we questioned how we would continue walking. What an incredible adventure.”

The Healing Passion group were joined by members of the MDH United Hospital Auxiliary, and several of the group’s major sponsors to present a plaque recognising their contribution to the hospital.