Give a gift that keeps on giving

By Tara Whitsed

People who support Goulburn Valley Health’s Christmas Appeal will be in the running to win an electric bike.

Donated by Leigh Egan Cycles, the RILU Bolt will be awarded to one lucky winner who has bought a gift for GV Health through its Christmas Appeal.

Due to launch this month, the appeal will call on the community to give a gift that keeps on giving this Christmas.

GV Health executive director of operations Donna Sherringham said while the health service received a huge grant for stage one of its redevelopment, only a portion of those funds would be put towards fitting out the new buildings.

GV Health Foundation director Carmel Johnson said it was a wonderful way for the community to feel involved and support the redevelopment at GV Health.

“For the past 30 years, GV Health Foundation has worked with the community who have provided generous donations, bequests and grants towards supporting the provision of vital medical equipment in order so that GV Health delivers quality patient care and comfort,” she said.

“With the exciting growth of our health service, now more than ever we need our community’s support to purchase key everyday items including wheelchairs, pillows, bedpans, stethoscopes, beds and so much more.

“We are excited to bring our community along for the journey as we grow and strive to make our health service the best it can be for our patients.”

Mr Egan said his business was excited to be involved.

“I think the future of cycling is in E-bikes for the general public,” he said.

“We love being involved and supporting the community however we can.

“We here at LE Cycles would like to thank the hospital for this opportunity.”

Shepparton News news editor Tyla Harrington urged people to support the campaign.

“We encourage everyone to buy something meaningful this Christmas and support the hospital's redevelopment,” she said.

“It's important the community gets behind the town's major projects and this is the perfect way to show your support.”

The online appeal will enable the community to purchase a specific item or items for GV Health and will launch this month.

Visit the site and make a donation here.