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Mission accomplished

  • SWH Warrnambool Auxiliary
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
Tuesday, 07 Mar 2023

It was party time this morning when members of our SWH Warrnambool Auxiliary turned up with the final $5,000 needed to hit our $69,000 target for a new Nerve Integrity Monitor for our Warrnambool operating theatres. There are many, many people to thank for helping us raise this massive amount of money for this sophisticated piece of medical equipment. During head and neck surgery to remove tumours and growths, a Nerve Integrity Monitor helps locate and track hard-to-find nerves to reduce the risks of facial palsy and voice loss.

The always-supportive Peter’s Project Foundation kicked off this appeal for us with an incredibly generous $30,000 donation. Other donors included Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD, Northeast Stockdale & Leggo Warrnambool, The Tyre Factory, Carter Group National Pty Ltd, Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Bowling Club, JB Cameron Pty Ltd (formerly Warrnambool Plumbtec), Allansford CWA, Terry Hoy & Star Printing’s 2023 Good Morning Warrnambool calendar collaboration, Warrnambool & District Motor Cycle Owners Group, and the John Gordon Bequest. We are so grateful for their ongoing support of our most pressing medical equipment needs.


Thank you also to the local businesses who sponsored our Online Christmas Raffle (its proceeds also went to the appeal): ACE Radio 3YB/CoastFM, Northpoint Liquor, Kimberley Constructions, MC Plumbing Warrnambool & Conquest Pools Warrnambool, Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD, Swayn & McCabe, Daly’s IGA Fresh Marketplace–Koroit, AB Autos & Service Centre, Bushman’s Water Tanks, Rauerts Shoex, Northeast Stockdale & Leggo, SWD Legal, INTERSPORT Warrnambool, The Tyre Factory Warrnambool, Open2View WARRNAMBOOL, Unisexcuts, eResources, South Coast Junior Aquatics, Knock on Wood, JAX Tyres and Auto Warrnambool, Lucas Bros, Mors Bearings, Warrnambool Hydraulics, Choices Flooring Warrnambool, and Abbey Lane Linen & Gifts. Three local women were the lucky winners: Warrnambool’s Debbie Sicely (1st), Warrnambool’s Lexii Marquardt (2nd) and Camperdown’s Sharon Johnson (3rd).


And finally, the biggest shout out to ACE Radio 3YB/CoastFM, FitzMedia, and The Warrnambool Standard for helping us spread the word about this important appeal, and to the incredibly obliging team at Lady Bay Resort for, at such short notice, allowing us to celebrate there, this morning.


PHOTO: Operating theatres’ nurse unit manager Melissa Coffey and director of anaesthetics Dr James Muir (both back right) celebrate the successful end of our Nerve Integrity Monitor Appeal with the donor who gifted the final $5,000: our Warrnambool Auxiliary – represented here by Carolyn Monaghan (front row from left), Annie O’Keeffe, president Di Goodall, Jan McCrabb, Margaret Robb, Anne Lunch (back row from left), treasurer Pamela Beechey, Lynn Wormald and secretary Alison Bonjer.

Page last updated: 7 March 2023

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