Golf Day a success
A CONTINGENT of more than 90 players teed off for a good cause on the Gatton Golf Course turf that raised $3000 for the John Stedman Oncology unit at St Andrews Hospital Toowoomba.
Ray Fairweather, CEO of St Andrew's Toowoomba was down on Friday afternoon and said the St Andrews Hospital is “eternally grateful” for the proceeds.
“It is a huge amount of money to raise for half a day's golf,” Mr Fairweather said.
“Just to have local members of the community directing their efforts is brilliant and the funds will be used locally.”
Mr Fairweather said it is important for individuals and groups in the community to contribute to good causes to provide more equipment.
“As cancer is an increasing illness within the community, we are increasing the size of the unit from 15 to 25 chairs to cater for the increase in demand for services,” he said.
“We will be buying more equipment for intravenous pumps for chemotherapy.”
Mr Fairweather said they can provide a service that can be accessed in Toowoomba, and patients will not have to travel all the way to Brisbane.