Fun run a big attraction at 17th EGHS Charity day

A fun run and walk around Chalambar Golf Course was a big attraction at the 17th annual EGHS Charity Golf, Bowls and Fun Run Day.

The new event saw a big group of runners and walkers turn out for the six-kilometre run and three-kilometre walk around the hilly Chalambar course, set by the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club who came on board to assist with the event.

Sebastian Hopper was the first male across the line and Sarah Harwood the first female, with Mark and Mia Robb the first walkers over the line.

Three-year-old Rafferty Burn took home the children’s prize after walking the entire three-kilometre course and was a crowd favourite.

A big field of 84 golfers enjoyed the three person Ambrose event despite the windy conditions and major sponsor Kings Cars Ararat got to keep the car this year, with no holes-in-one scored on the 18th.

The team of Peter Kerber, Phil Goudie and Marlene Goudie won the handicap trophy sponsored by V/Line, with runners up Trish Heard, Bernie Heard and Marg Lardner taking the runners up trophy sponsored by Brian Thomas Electrical.

The winning ladies’ team comprised Marg Brehaut, Sandie Shaw and Helen Tucker.

A small field of bowlers took to the greens, with the team of Sandra Tew, Pam Wright and Gloria Saunder winning two out of three games in the Jerram Auto and Electronics Centre sponsored two bowl triples.

Chalambar Golf Club manager Tim Cronin presented a cheque to East Grampians Health Service for $3,380, as a result of the golf day.

EGHS Director of Community Services Sally Philip thanked Chalambar Golf Club for its generous provision of facilities for the day and the assistance of staff as well as volunteers from the golf club, bowls club and the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club.

“The support of the Ararat and district community is amazing, we are so fortunate that organisations such as the Chalambar Golf Club get behind us with events such as the Golf Day, which has now been running for 17 years,” she said.

“This year funds raised from the Charity Golf Bowls and Fun Run Day will go towards the purchase of a Plinth Chair for our Community Health Centre’s dental and podiatry services. Plinth chairs can be elevated and reclined electronically, have an adjustable headrest and are suitable for our aged, less mobile and disabled clients.”

“On behalf of East Grampians Health Service I would like to thank all the generous sponsors of the golf, bowls and fun run day, without whom the event would not be the success it is.”

Major sponsors Matt Jenkins from ACE Radio, Tim Cronin from Chalambar Golf Club and John Robertson from Kings Cars Ararat hand over the cheque to EGHS Director of Community Services Sally Philip. Absent Brian and Carla Thomas from Brian Thomas Electrical