Cleaning your car this Christmas will go some way towards assisting local people with cardiovascular disease.
Gippsland Motor Group (GMG) will donate takings from its Traralgon car wash on Saturday 17 December to Latrobe Regional Hospital’s annual Christmas Giving initiative.
Between 9am-2pm, motorists will receive a touch-free ‘ultimate’ car wash for $10 (usually valued at $18). GMG will also match the sum of money raised on the day to give the appeal an extra boost.
LRH Chief Executive Peter Craighead (pictured above) said the Christmas car wash donation was an unexpected gift that will have a positive effect on the health outcomes of the community.
“About a quarter of our population in Gippsland is at risk of cardiovascular disease so unfortunately most of us know someone with a heart condition,” Mr Craighead said.
“Our Christmas Giving initiative is raising money for an ultrasound machine to be used in a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory, currently under construction at LRH. It’s a significant piece of equipment worth more than $60,000 and we’re really grateful GMG has joined us in the challenge of raising such a large sum of money.”
LRH will be the first charitable cause to benefit from GMG’s generosity in this way. The dealership plans to open its car wash to other not-for-profit groups in the community from time to time.
“It’s a small gesture that I’m sure will make a difference to the fundraising efforts of so many groups,” Dealer Principal Chris Elliott said. “It’s terrific GMG will play a part in helping to raise awareness about the good work going on in our community.”
People will be able to take time out from their Christmas shopping by enjoying a coffee or meal from the Nosh cafe, also on site.
The Nosh cafe and car wash are located behind Traralgon Mitsubishi and Subaru. Access is via Bradford Drive (turn left off the east-bound lanes of the Princes Highway before the motor dealerships.)
The Victorian and Federal Governments are responsible for funding capital works and vital infrastructure at Latrobe Regional Hospital to provide Gippsland with quality health care.
However donations from the public and corporate sector help fund special projects and the purchase of equipment to enhance health care services. Our Fundraising Department works in partnership with the local community and businesses to supplement government funding. Your donation, no matter how big or small, can change a life - or even save a life.
There are many ways to support LRH:
- General donations
- Memorial donations
- Corporate/Business support
- Collection tins
You can learn more about each of these and how your donations have made a different by clicking on the Fundraising tab on the home page.
How to make a donation:
- Donate online
- Call our Fundraising Department on 5173 8577
- Post your donation to: PO Box 424, Traralgon 3844
- Or drop in to Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Highway, Traralgon West
LRH is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient with all donations over $2 tax-deductible.
Kylie Gore, Fundraising Manager
Phone: 5173 8577
The Gippsland Cancer Care Centre has welcomed a generous donation from the Greek Orthodox Community of Gippsland.
Representatives from the group recently visited the GCCC based at Latrobe Regional Hospital and presented a cheque for $5050.
The funds were raised during a number of events held during the year including a Greek Festival.
Pictured (left to right) are Chemotherapy Acting Nurse Unit Manager Jill Williams, Christalla Marcou, LRH Director of Corporate Services Gary Gray, Pavlou Pavlou, Eva Pavlou and Maria Armadas.
Parents or carers who choose to stay overnight at Latrobe Regional Hospital with a sick child will soon benefit from improved facilities, thanks to a generous donation from a local media organisation.
The ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign run by Star FM raised almost $5300 for paediatric care at LRH.
The funds will be used to purchase a chair which can be converted into a bed, enabling parents to stay close by their children receiving treatment in the Tarra paediatric unit.
The donation will also cover the cost of a special ‘corner chair’ for children accessing the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service through LRH’s Allied Health department and new toys for young patients.
The money was raised by the local radio station in a number of ways including a trivia night, ‘girls night out’ at the Warragul greyhound races and special collections and live broadcasts in towns across the Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland.
Pictured: LRH nurse Erin Brinsmead receives a cheque from Star-FM promotions assistant Emily Stewart.