Golfers don pink for a good cause

October 18, 2017

Allan Handberg and Ann Nicol were enjoying the Pink Day luncheon at the Corowa Golf Club.

Deb Eason, Vera Mason, Jan Mills, Trish Lethbridge and Heather Briggs at the Pink Day luncheon last Wednesday.

Golfers, all wearing shades of pink, descended on the Corowa Golf Course on October 11 for the annual Pink Day.

Organised by the lady golfers at the club, the charity day invited men and women to play a ‘different’ game of golf where participants, in teams of four, won prizes along the course for certain achievements.

Afterwards they assembled in the club house where lots of chatter and champagne was flowing as the golfers enjoyed lunch, games and more prizes.

The major raffle prizes up for grabs included a fuel voucher, regent cinema tickets, six bottles of Warrabilla Wines from Rutherglen and an array of Uncle Toby’s products.

Ladies Golf Committee President Gwyneth Handberg said Corowa residents always got into the spirit of the day, donning pink clothes and accessories while raising funds for a good cause.

The event has been raising funds to support community health in Corowa for the past five years.

Mrs Handberg said the charity day had mushroomed over the years.

“We used to put $2 in a tin each year for the cancer council, but as we are getting older and are more aware of cancer, we thought we would support the supporters of those battling cancer, so the family, friends and carers,” she said.

“We have been negotiating with the Corowa Hospital staff the things we could do to make a difference to those in our community.

“What we wanted to do was help Corowa people directly, instead of the money we raise sitting in a national fund.”

Funds raised over the years have gone towards refurbishing the veranda outside the palliative care rooms at the Corowa Hospital, special wheelchairs and furnishing a suite at the Corowa Hospital for relatives of those receiving treatment in hospital.

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