Community Fundraising Champions
It truly takes a village to support your Women’s and Children’s Hospital. We rely on the generous contributions made by our fundraising champions in our community. In this edition, we are proud to share just some of the stories of the many inspirational people who make a difference every day.
Below, we are delighted to share the stories of some our amazing community groups:
This International Woman’s Day, we celebrated the commitment of
the Golden Angels Committee. Over the past five years the Golden Angels have raised a staggering $150,000 in support of Palliative Care Services at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
We gathered the committee members, and key supporters and sponsors at The Cathedral Hotel to shine a spotlight on their incredible contribution to our community. It was a privilege to spend the evening with the Golden Angels to thank them for their tireless efforts on behalf of the Foundation and the Palliative and Complex Care families of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Victor Harbor Golf Day
On Friday 1 March, 120 eager golfers joined us at the Victor Harbor Golf Club to raise funds for the WCH Foundation Beach House project at Encounter Lakes. Not even the extremely challenging weather conditions could dampen the spirits of everyone who participated on the day.
The stakes were high with players battling out the ‘Straightest Drive’, ‘Nearest the pin’ and overall team competitions. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any of our golfers score the elusive ‘hole-in-one’ and drive away in the prized Mitsubishi Eclipse, sponsored by Northpoint Fleurieu.
After the battle on the course, our hungry golfers were treated to a delicious gourmet barbecue and had opportunity to join in the fundraising activities throughout the afternoon.
A big thank you to our major sponsors – Bunnings Victor Harbor, Coastal Landscapes & Fencing, Northpoint Fleurieu, Goolwa Bakery and the Victor Harbor Golf Club for their generous support.
Days like this don’t happen without the support of some very special people and so we say a big thank you to the organisers – the Fleurieu Beach House Team, led by Rosie Hage; the volunteers and to everyone who generously contributed with donations or participated on the course.
The event raised an amazing $12,000 to support our Beach House, so we believe our very deserving families who will visit the Beach House are the overall winners!
Anglers cast their lines in Port Hughes content
Article from Yorke Peninsula Country Times – Tuesday, 6 November 2018
About 100 competitors took to the seas for the Port Hughes Angling Competition on Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28. Anglers tried their best to win longest snapper, longest whiting and longest squid categories as well as other prizes including worst boat launch, most helpful competitor and best boat name.
Conditions on day one were fantastic for fishing, with a high tide late in the afternoon, while day two was slightly more challenging and many reported the fish weren’t interested in biting.
“Sunday evening we returned to the Port Hughes Tavern for presentations and about 30 people enjoyed a few laughs and congratulated the winners in the various categories,” organiser Dave Scutchings said.
“I am very pleased to say we raised $4561.63 for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The money will go directly to the women and kids who are fighting all sorts of battles on a daily basis and certainly need and appreciate the donation.”
Mr Scutchings thanked all supporters and sponsors, as well as his wife Nat and children Max and Lara who helped manage the event.
“At this stage we are thinking of holding next year’s event on the last Saturday in October as a one-day ‘Super Saturday’ followed by ‘Sunday Fun-day’ which will be more about fun than serious fishing,” he said.
- Longest snook: 1 Dennis Cox (81.5cm), 2 Darren Hahn (81.5cm), 3 Des “Doc” Bray (76.0cm).
- Longest whiting: 1 Cameron Georg (48cm), 2 Robert Hogg (46.5cm), 3 Russell Edwards / Chris Earle (44.5cm).
- Longest snapper: 1 Trajan Kuzmanov (89.5cm), 2 Charlie O’ Connor (63cm), 3 Tanya Jenke (43cm).
- Longest squid: 1 Dave Fitzgerald (29.5cm), 2 Patrick Pisani/Peter Loch/Chris Earle (28cm).
- Mixed bag: 1 Chris Earle (155 points), 2 Dave Fitzgerald (145 pts), 3 various (140 pts).