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Bowls day has luck of Irish

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March 13, 2018

Shepparton Park St Patrick’s charity day tournament committee chair Margot Dobson, Goulburn Valley Health Foundation director Carmel Johnson and event organising committee member Ron Holland.

Shepparton Park Bowls Club has been working steadily to ensure another successful St Patrick’s charity tournament on Thursday.

The club has raised close to $90000 from the bowls day in 29 years, which has been donated to charities.

This year the club hopes to raise about $5000.

‘‘We were delighted to hand over a cheque for $5317 last year to GV Foodshare, which hopefully assisted with the wonderful work done by the group in supporting needy families throughout the Greater Shepparton community,’’ charity day tournament committee chairwoman Margot Dobson said.

Mrs Dobson said the continued sponsorship from more than 100 Shepparton businesses was truly remarkable.

‘‘They are to be commended for their ongoing support and this event wouldn’t happen without them,’’ Mrs Dobson said.

The day will consist of a bowls tournament, a spinning wheel, novelty prizes, spot prizes and raffles, with this year’s proceeds going to Goulburn Valley Health.

GV Health Foundation director Carmel Johnson said the donation would contribute to buying two new real-time vital sign monitors for the surgical ward.

‘‘The additional monitors will make a difference because the monitors are often in great demand throughout the hospital, meaning sometimes the patients have to wait for the monitors to be available,’’ Mrs Johnson said.

‘‘We are incredibly appreciative of the continued support that we get from the community, we’ve had support from Shepparton Park Bowls Club over many years and this forthcoming tournament is another commitment that they’re making.’’

The tournament rolls off at 9.30am for a 10am start.

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