Cobram Barooga Apex Club have raised more than $3600 for Irvin House at Cobram District Health.RIAHN SMITH December 12, 2013 4:30am
Cobram Barooga Apex Club raised more than $3600 for Cobram District Health's aged care facility at a family fun day.(L-R) Apex secretary Adrian Salter, Cobram District Health chief executive Craig De Lacey and Apex president Scott Gleeson.
A community fun day has raised thousands of dollars for a Cobram aged care service.
Families from across the district enjoyed craft activities, face painting, children’s activities and entertainment at Cobram District Health’s hospital grounds last month, pooling their money to support our ageing community members.
Cobram Barooga Apex Club secretary and event organiser Adrian Salter said the day was a huge success, raising $3674 for Irvin House.
‘‘The day was fantastic, we had a silent auction with prizes from local businesses, a spinning wheel, a dunk tank, and lots of fun activities for the kids,’’ Mr Salter said.
‘‘We wanted to help a cause that would benefit the whole town. The hospital is a facility we’ll all probably use at some stage, so instead of benefiting a school or a club, this fundraiser encompassed everyone in the community.’’
‘‘I was hoping we’d raise something decent, but the fact that we were able to make that much money, I was just ecstatic.’’
Mr Salter, who will feature on reality television show When Love Comes to Town when it debuts next year, said the event was a great way to promote the town.
‘‘The TV show came to town and they saw what I did in the community with the Apex Club,’’ he said.
‘‘We wanted to do something for local families and bring some publicity to the hospital cause. We wanted to do something that showed the fantastic community spirit in Cobram.
‘‘It started as a simple barbecue and just snowballed from there.’’
Cobram District Health chief executive Craig De Lacey said the funds would go towards renovating the aged care wings at Irvin House to provide individual, single-bed accommodation for residents.
He said the money was a welcome boost to a project expected to cost up to $3
‘‘It’s fantastic. The idea to have their fundraiser here at the health service was great,’’ Mr De Lacey said.
‘‘I think aged care is very close to all of us and when service groups get involved and the community get behind them, it shows such a great camaraderie.’’
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