Bowlers do good deed

April 10, 2018

Goulburn Valley Health acting nurse unit manager Saliann Nield, charity bowls day committee chair, Margo Dobson, charity bowls day organising committee member, Ron Holland, and associate nurse unit manager Neal Douglas.

Goulburn Valley Health’s surgical ward will benefit from three new vital signs monitors, following a donation from Shepparton Park Bowls Club.

The club raised just less than $6000 following its 29th annual St Patrick’s Day Charity Bowls Tournament and Gala Day.

Goulburn Valley Health acting nurse unit manager Saliann Nield said the hospital had planned to buy two new monitors, and was pleased to be able to buy one more.

‘‘These machines take blood pressure, pulse and oxygen stats,’’ she said.

‘‘It is vital equipment that allows us to care for thousands of people who come through the surgical ward each year.

‘‘It is a wonderful donation from the community that is going to help other residents in the Goulburn Valley.’’

Some 140 competitors hit the green last month for the tournament, which charity bowls day organising committee member Ron Holland said was a huge success.

‘‘The players were all very generous in their support,’’ he said.

‘‘I was hoping we might have got to $8000, which would have got us up to $100000 over the whole time we have been doing it.’’

With this in mind, Mr Holland said the club had its eyes firmly set on the $100000 mark for the 30th annual tournament next year.

While the money raised goes towards a different cause each year, Mr Holland said the club was glad to give back to the hospital.

‘‘One of the people who started the tournament is in hospital now and is benefiting from these donations,’’ he said.

‘‘You can say hospitals are always getting donations, but hospitals always needs donations.’’

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