AFTER SIX months of fundraising a group of big-hearted Tweed locals known as ‘Healing Passion’, which includes Alison Peters, Nicole McDermott, Paris York and Shauna Hughes, have finally reached their target of $10,000.
The ladies started fundraising in September 2016 with raffles, sausage sizzles, auctions and local donations to raise money for the Emergency Department and Birthing Suite of Murwillumbah Hospital.
“Now that the money has been raised we can donate half to the Emergency Department and the other half to the Birthing Suite so they can finally get additional bathroom facilities for ladies in labour at Murwillumbah Hospital,” Alison said.
“The fundraising effort really showed us how wonderful and generous the local businesses and community are in getting behind us to support the Murwillumbah Hospital.”
The Healing Passion Fundraiser team would specifically like to thank the following major sponsors: The Bottle-O/The Lucky 7 Bray Park, Australian Law Group, Mayberry Meldrum Anderson, Arbonne and Elders Real Estate Murwillumbah.
They would also like to make special mention of Attila E. Kaszo, Manmohan Janda, Des Cartner, Alissa Hunt, Kara Saddler, the staff at Mayberry Meldrum Anderson, Bryce Fitzgerald, A & B Blue Ribbon Meats, Limpinwood Valley Free Range Eggs, Amart, Tweed Valley Weekly, Norco Rural, Lux Costal, Keiths Coffee and Barber, Target, Murwillumbah Tyre Centre, Priceline, The Gym, Chozen, La Dulce Vida, Coles Murwillumbah, United Hospital Auxiliary of Murwillumbah and the local community.
The ladies are set to leave for the Tasmania Overland Track to begin their 65-kilometre trek on Thursday, February 23.