A rocking good donation

The Ararat Rockers have made a generous donation to the East Grampians Health Service oncology department.

Ararat Rockers’ president Amanda Webb and vice president Gary Jenkins presented a cheque for $800 to oncologist Dr Craig Carden and oncology nursing staff, proceeds from a rock and roll dance held last year.

More than 100 people attended the rock and roll dance at Alexandra Hall from across the region.

“We like to choose a charity each year we can donate the proceeds to, and this year decided on the oncology department, because we know that most people have family or friends who use the service,” Ms Webb said.

EGHS chief executive Nick Bush said the donation of $800 will help the health service purchase the most up to date equipment for the oncology department and offer outpatients a very supported and comfortable environment.

“Through our visiting specialist Dr Craig Carden and our qualified and caring oncology nurses, we are able to provide a local service in Ararat, which means less travelling time for patients,” he said.


Pictured above: Ararat Rockers Amanda Webb and Gary Jenkins present oncologist Dr Craig Carden with a cheque for $800, watched by oncology nurses Tammi Plunkett left and Kathy Fitzpatrick