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Stawell savours charity night with record result

Stawell Hospital Auxiliary members; Merrilyne Middleton, Linda Maher, Joan murphy, Gaye Walter, Pam Byron, Pat Hart, Carol Hutton

25 October 2023

The Stawell community has demonstrated its generosity and support for its hospital after a hugely successful Wine and Savoury Evening at Stawell Entertainment Centre.

Grampians Health’s board directors and executive, led by CEO Dale Fraser, attended the annual event which is the principal fund raiser for the hard-working members of the Stawell Hospital Auxiliary. This year’s event exceeded its target, raising approximately $11,000 which will go directly to Stawell’s Oncology Department.

Around 100 people attended enjoying a variety of finger food supplied by auxiliary members. The event was well supported by local wineries with wines donated by Bests Winery, Seppelts Winery, Grampians Estate, Pomonal Estate, Fallen Giants, Clarnettes Winery and Miners Ridge. Additional donations were also received from The Stawell Club and Graeme and Robyn Anyon.

Entertainment for the night included items donated by local business going under the hammer of Stawell auctioneer Bruce McIlvride.

Janita Perry volunteered to take payments for items on the night as well as entry and raffle tickets. Several Grampians Health executive and board directors also attended and took part in the entertainment.

Auxiliary president Pam Byron said the night was a great success.

“We are very grateful to the public and local businesses for supporting us again this year,” Mrs Byron said.