Bowlers raise $16,000 for hospital equipment

Mr Ian Jarratt, Ettalong’s Mr Tim McGavin and Everglades Mr Mal Hughes, presented a cheque to Central Coast Health’s fundraising manager Ms Jan Richens.

The Peninsula’s annual Prostate Charity Bowls day has raised $16,000 for the Central Coast Local Health District.

Umina Beach, Ettalong and Everglades Men’s Bowling Clubs raised the funds to go towards the purchase of equipment to aid in the treatment of prostate cancer. Umina’s Mr Ian Jarratt, Ettalong’s Mr Tim McGavin and Everglades Mr Mal Hughes, presented a cheque to Central Coast Health’s fundraising manager Ms Jan Richens.

Over 10 years, about $90,000 had been raised by Peninsula bowlers, according to Ms Richens. “The funds have been well used at the Gosford Hospital, making it one of the best hospitals equipped to deal with this area of men’s health,” Ms Richens said. “A portion of the funds have recently been applied to similar equipment at the Wyong Hospital improving the capability of that hospital to treat prostate issues,” she said.

“The annual fundraisers by the clubs has continued to grow increasing the amount each year. “The days are well attended with fun games of bowls and much fellowship between the clubs,” said Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club publicity officer Mr Colin Mew.

SOURCE: Media release, 2 Dec 2018 Colin Mew, Umina Beach Men’s Bowling Club

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