Taieri Bowling Club member Doreen Henderson (left), Otago Community Hospice funding co-ordinator Lyn Chapman, and bowling club manager Robert Gibson after the club donated $2025 from the proceeds of a cabaret night. Photo supplied.
The Taieri Bowling Club has shared the proceeds of its
cabaret fundraiser this month with a cause close to many
people's hearts, club member and event organiser Doreen
The club gave the Otago Community Hospice $2025 raised at its
April 5 cabaret, about half of the proceeds.
Mrs Henderson, of Mosgiel, said the club usually raised funds
only for its own running costs, but this year wanted to
extend to a ''good cause''.
Raising money for the hospice had increased interest in the
cabaret, performed by Auckland duo Debbie Dorday and Jim
Joll, she said.
Local businesses gave generously for raffles drawn on the
night, the entire proceeds from which went to the hospice.
Mrs Henderson said most people had a connection with the
hospice, which relied on community fundraising and
''Everyone is quite touched by what goes on down there.''
''There's a real feel of warmth and caring ... it's just
lovely. You feel the love and the care they get there.''
Feedback from the cabaret performance of Puttin' on the Ritz
was overwhelmingly positive, she said.
Otago Community Hospice funding co-ordinator Lyn Chapman said
the hospice was grateful to Mrs Henderson, the bowling club
and raffle prize donors.
''What a great community effort to have such a successful
event that everyone enjoyed and in the process raised money
to help provide specialist hospice palliative care.''