Push for Palliative to hold garden party on October 21

Support: Last year's garden party raised $7000. Photo: Laura Polson.
Support: Last year's garden party raised $7000. Photo: Laura Polson.

Manning Valley Push for Palliative will hold a garden party on Saturday, October 21 in a bid to raise funds for palliative care patients.

Manning Valley Push for Palliative chairperson Judy Hollingworth is appealing for contributions to the fundraiser from the community.

“We would love to have donations of items that we can auction, offer as prizes or put on the menu at the garden party,” Ms Hollingworth said.

“The more inventive, unusual or valuable items we have, the more fun we can have with our auctions and other events and of course we want as many people as possible to attend.”

Music will be performed on the day by All That Jazz, ‘Hats’ Lewis and the Wingsong Community Choir.

Last year’s garden party was the first major event for the group. It helped raise $7000.

“The community really supported us. And we want to do even better this year,” Ms Hollingworth said.

It will be held once again at 57 Bohnock Road, Bohnock from 1pm to 4.30pm and will be officially opened by Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead. 

MidCoast Council mayor David West has also been invited to attend.

For tickets or to make donations, contact Judy 0409 558 652, Shirley 0434 341 492, Lyn 0414 521 034 or Louise 0466 288 422.

Meanwhile, the organisation has announced a contract with health provider Cavalry Community Care which will guarantee a monthly amount of funds raised to be devoted to patient care at home.