Injecting fun into children's ward
IN THE spirit of giving back to the community, three local businesses teamed up and donated products to a raffle to benefit Grafton Base Hospital's Children and Adolescents Ward.
Malcolm McLennan of All Round Tyres, Rod Purnell of Purnell Performance, and Shelley Brophy and Tom Schipp of Grafton Auto Electrics donated tyres, a car stereo and a restaurant voucher to the cause, which resulted in $1500 worth of electronics and games being donated to the ward.
When the group turned up with their swag of donations, nursing unit manager of the Grafton Base Hospital children's ward Lissa Morgan was astounded.
"I thought they would turn up with one or two games. We were absolutely blown away," she said.
When young people have a stay in hospital, they will now have access to two Nintendo DSs, 10 new Wii games to go with the hospital's Wii console, Guitar Hero for Wii and a bunch of accessories.
Tom Shipp said the businesses wanted to help out and they couldn't think of a better cause than the children's ward at the hospital.
"We called up and found out what they needed, so we worked toward raising money to buy as much as we could," he said.
In the end the raffle raised $1213, but with the help of Harvey Norman they were able to donate $1500 worth of goods.
The winners of the raffle, which started at Shannon's Show and Shine two weeks ago, are as follows:
- Emma Chevalley won the first prize of $600 worth of tyres from All Round Tyres.
- Karen Avery walked away with the second prize, which was an Alpine Car Stereo from Grafton Auto Electrics.
- The winner of third prize, which is a $100 voucher to Zack's Restaurant, is the holder of ticket Green 30. If you hold this ticket, please call Mr McLennan on 0427 449 221.
Special thanks for their donations and other efforts goes to: Robert Cook at Grafton Carwash, Phil Bailey at Grafton Radiators, Brad Bultitude at CutnBends, Glen and Linda at Grafton Barber Shop, Scott Purnell, from Kustom Kolourz, Bent Street Motor Inn, the South Grafton Ex-services Motorcycle Club Classic sub-committee and the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club and the Kumho girls.