The new Clown Doctors program at Gosford Hospital benefited from $5,156 raised at a Mad Hatters High Tea Party on Sunday, May 15.
The funds were raised through ticket sales, a live auction, raffle ticket sales and a merchandise stall. The day was a great success with high attendance and plenty of smiles and laughter. The guests outdid themselves with their ‘Mad Hats’ and fancy dress. Guests were served a high tea and entertained by Shane Edwards. They were also treated to laughter-inducing, therapeutic back massages by Dr Smarty Pantz. The event was hosted and organised by Ms Tricia Fortier and held at Mingara Recreation Club. Ms Fortier has been fundraising for Clown Doctors for over 10 years and is one of the program’s most valued volunteers. She was supported by many local businesses and organisations. This was a unique opportunity to keep funds raised in the community, as the proceeds will go towards the Clown Doctors Program in Gosford Hospital.
Media release, May 25, 2016 Amy Robbins, Clown Doctors