Mark Munro of the Toowoomba Hospice proudly displays a recent gift from the Governor-General. Earlier this year, Mrs. Quentin Bryce donated 100 bottles of rare wine from the Government House cellars to charities. Mark made an immediate application and some weeks later the Hospice received this beautiful bottle of 1986 Grange signed by the Governor-General herself.
“We are holding a raffle,” Mark says. “Tickets will be limited but we hope that wine buffs in the region will be encouraged to buy tickets. This is a great gesture on the part of the Governor-General and we were very lucky to be selected.”
The estimated value of the Grange is in excess of $1000, given the undoubted provenance and the signature of the Governor-General. Tickets are $20 each and can be obtained by calling the Hospice (4659 8500) or Janice Swannell (4637 8143).