Toowoomba Hospice has sold over 130 tickets for next monthâ€™s Race Day to be held in the Clive Berghofer Atrium at Clifford Park.
Chairman of the Toowoomba Hospice Association Mr. Graham Barron OAM said he was very happy with the early responseÂ to their 15th Annual Race Day coming up on the 8th of September. â€œWe hope to have 300 attending on the day to make it a successful event.Â This year we have made a couple of changes in the hope to entice everyone to dig a bit deeper to help us raise $20,000!â€
The race day is one of the Hospicesâ€™ major fundraising/social events, with the money raised being used to assist the daily operations of this important community facility providing free palliative care for adults.
Mr. Barron said tickets are only $85.00 and can be purchased from the Toowoomba Hospice in Oâ€™Quinn Street. (Phone in during normal business hours on 07 4659 8500 or emailÂ [email protected]Â .Â Ticket price includes entry to the races, a complimentary drink upon arrival, canapes and a delicious 2 course meal.
There will be prizes for best hat, best dressed female and best dressed male.Â There will also be a ballot box silent auction and a live auction â€œWe have been donated a Baby-Q from Top of the Range Heating & BBQs (thank you) so if there are any other businesses who would like to donate a prize(s) they can contact our Administration and Fundraising Manger Mark at the Hospiceâ€ said Mr. Barron.
Finally, Mr. Barron wanted to reassure all those who donate money to the Hospice; that it stays in our region.Â â€œThe Hospice is a Local Charity and I am very proud to say that the money raised locally stays locally to support local businesses, companies, families and individuals.”
(left:Â Hospice Chairman Graham Barron and Hospice Volunteer Barb Bissett preparing some of the many prizes to be won at this yearâ€™s charity â€˜Racing into Springâ€™ Race Day!)
Administration and Fundraising Manager
PO Box 6463
Clifford Gardens Qld 4350
Ph: 07 46598500 Fax: 07 46598511