$6000 raised for charity

14 Apr, 2004 11:25 AM

Local charities were the big winners at the Mollymook Coca Cola Charity Skins event on Good Friday with more than $6000 raised.

The first part of the day was taken up with a putting competition to raise money for the Cancer Outpatients Appeal. The generosity of spectators was overwhelming, culminating in over $400 being raised.

With the event being a two person Ambrose, three teams of two were set to do battle.

Samantha Whittle and Eric Couper teamed up to raise money for Independence Ulladulla, while Kim Powell and Graham Beasley were doing their utmost for Motor Neurone Disease and Skye Melouney and James Curtis represented Alkira Lodge.


Centre is impressive

09 Jul, 2008 11:27 AM

LOCAL residents have been simply 'blown away' by the new Cancer Services Centre in Milton according to president of the Cancer Outpatients Appeal, Dee Carrington.

Mrs Carrington said the response to the facility from members of the public during a series of open days last week had been overwhelming.

Approximately 500 people took the opportunity to tour the centre over four days from last Sunday through to last Wednesday.

Speaking to the Times last Wednesday, an exhausted Mrs Carrington said the open days had gone "really, really well" and that everyone who toured the centre was "really impressed".

"I knew they would be," she said. "It was just nice to see the looks on their faces."

Visitors over the four days included Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash, Member for South Coast and most of the staff from Milton Hospital.

Mrs Carrington said many people simply couldn't believe what had been provided inside the centre, such as state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities.


Clinic a 'goer'

11 May, 2005 09:43 AM

Milton cancer clinic campaigners claimed a momentous victory last Wednesday when the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service committed insurance funds of at least $300,000 from the Easter Sunday Minto House fire and the land to the proposed cancer facility.

More than 300 concerned community members cheered as SESIAHS director of clinical operations Matthew Daly gave a firm commitment of financial support and technical assistance at the public meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Daly also established a time line for construction to begin on the facility with work expected to start by Christmas 2005 and be completed by August 2006.

Appeal committee members feared SESIAHS may decide to use the Minto House site for another facility and relocated the cancer facility to Milton Hospital.

"SESIAHS will commit funds from insurance to develop the facility," Mr Daly told the meeting.


Tee off for charity

12 Sep, 2007 10:59 AM

Call goes out for support from local businesses

THE Marlin Hotel Social Golf Club will honour the memory of Barbara Cooper by hosting a charity golf day and donating the proceeds to the Milton Ulladulla Cancer Outpatients Appeal.

The day is planned for October 20 and the club is calling on businesses to get behind the worthy cause through sponsorship or donations.

Organiser Gary Cooper said the day would be a lovely way to remember loved ones lost to cancer.

"The day is being arranged in memory of Barbara Cooper, who passed away from bowel cancer in 2005, and a number of locals who have also passed away from cancer," Gary said.


Challenge brings $9,000 smiles

19 Apr, 2006 11:24 AM

Smiles a mile wide greeted the news that the Cancer Memorial Golf Challenge raised more than $9,000 for the Cancer Outpatients Appeal.

The golf event was organised by Nicole Smith, her father Gary Cooper and other family members, in association with the Marlin Hotel Social Golfers and was held at the Mollymook Golf Club.

Organisers didn't expect to raise such a large amount from the early morning golf tournament.

"We are just amazed and grateful for all the support we received for the event," Nicole said.

"I'd really like to thank the Golf Club, the Marlin Hotel and all the sponsors and donors who helped to make it such a success.

"It's great to be able to help raise funds for the Cancer House, because we need those services so much in this area."

Cancer Outpatients Appeal president Dee Carrington said she got a surprise when Nicole called to tell her they had raised more than $9,000.