Photo Front from left: A Girls day Out Treasurer Katherine Lehmann, President Jeanette Radford, WGHG Oncology Patient Care Coordinator Kiona Smith, Back from left: Oncology Nurse Specialist Colleen Butterworth and Nurse Unit Manager Anny Byrne.
Girls’ Day Out Group donates $25K to cancer care

A Girls’ Day Out Warragul group has donated $25,000 to support cancer care at West Gippsland Hospital.

Group President, Jeanette Radford, said while COVID-19 restrictions had forced the cancellation of the annual fundraising event last year, the group had been able to make the donation from sponsorships and donations from individuals and businesses.

“It is devastating to have to postpone The Girls’ Day Out 2021 event again due to restrictions on gatherings but we instead we will launch a major fundraising raffle with a brand new car – a Mitsubishi Mirage as the major prize.“

“This will be our major fundraiser for 2021 thanks to the support of Turnbulls Motors Mitsubishi in Warragul and a number of local businesses and individuals who continue to support our cause.”

“We will launch the major fundraiser in July. There are 2,500 tickets to be sold at $20 each with raffle to be drawn on December 1st at 2pm at Turnbulls Motors Warragul.

Jeanette Radford said the volunteer committee was steadfast in its mission to continue to make a difference to improve the lives of local people living with cancer.

“COVID clipped our wings last year but it just means we have to be more creative and agile with our fundraising. We still plan to run our popular Girls Day Out event in 2022 but in the meantime, the major raffle will keep our group and our community active in 2021.”

West Gippsland Healthcare Group Director of Clinical Operations, Trish O’Kelly said the Oncology Unit and people receiving treatment for cancer were truly grateful of the work of the Girls’ day Out Warragul group.

“On behalf of staff and patients, I thank the volunteers and all the individuals and businesses who support them.”

The group donated $40,000 in 2019 to support our Oncology Patient Care Coordinator program as well as $7,480 to support the McGrath Breast Care Nurse service at West Gippsland Hospital. This year’s $25,000 donation will support the Oncology Patient Care Coordinator program which provides one-on-one support for patients from diagnosis, through treatment and after care.

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Media Inquiries:

Jeanette Radford

President

A Girls Day Out Warragul

0418567630