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Due to unforseen reasons Dawn Fraser who was to be guest speaker at the Toowoomba Hospices’ Charity Dinner can’t make it, however after a few agonising hours the organisers have confirmed Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s, Steve Walters has saved the night by jumping in and offering to be the after dinner guest speaker.

Promotions and Fundraising Manager Mr Mark Munro said when he was told about Dawn he was disappointed “I was so disappointed when I was informed Dawn was unable to attend the dinner,  but I must say Dawn was even more disappointed as she was really looking forward to coming back to Toowoomba for our Charity Dinner and supporting the Toowoomba Hospice”

It was the O’Neill family (who organised our charity golf day and dinner last year in memory of their mother June O’Neill who died at the Hospice late 2009) who was able to secure Steve Walters. “I am a true believer of the old saying ‘Its who you know not what you know’ especially in the fundraising profession” said Mr Munro

Toowoomba Hospice Chairman Mr Graham Barron said the Hospice is privileged to have Steve Walters stepping in for Dawn Fraser “Steve is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 90s, who at the peak of his career, was considered the best hooker in the game. He was also an Australian Kangaroos and a Queensland Maroons representative which is fantastic, as I am a passionate Queenslander”

Steve Walters also he played in the Canberra Raiders’ 1st, 2nd and 3rd grand final victories. Steve is the eldest of the three Walters brothers, but was the last of them to gain Australian Test selection honours.

The Hospice hopes to raise $8,000 – $10,000 from the Golf Day that started at 11am this morning, followed by the dinner at 6.30pm for a 7pm start!

The Charity Dinner is at the City Gold Club in South Street, Toowoomba.

Mark R Munro
Promotions & Fundraising Manager
Toowoomba Hospice
Po Box 6463
Toowoomba West Qld 4350
Ph: 07 4659 8500

 Posted on : October 21, 2011
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