$180,000 over 12 years for Our Kids
The Somerville Laundry Lomax Lismore Golf Day was another huge success, raising $12,000 for medical children’s charity Our Kids.
Since 2005, more than 140 golfers have teed off and raised $180,000.
The event always attracts a full field.
The Our Kids Golf Day was started by golfing mates Peter Warren, Ray Lindwall and David Seymour.
They joined forces 12 years ago to start the charity day, which has helped purchase a Baselow emergency trolley for the Emergency Department, phototherapy lights, a humidicrib, breast pumps for mothers with newborns and phototherapy blankets.
Money raised this year was spent on a vein finder which illuminates a vein to make it easier for clinicians to access for IV therapy.
“Each year we have an amazing number of sponsors who sponsor a team to play; this allows us to raise the funds and buy the equipment that is on the wish list,” Mr Warren said.
“We all have kids and knowing that we can help kids stay local when needing medical treatment and at the same time enjoy a game of golf is wonderful.”
Our Kids fund-raising co-ordinator Rebekka Battista said the new vein finder would be a great help to the medical team that worked so hard in the children’s ward of Lismore Base Hospital.
This article was originally published in the The Northern Star on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Written by Samantha Poate.