Weekend of Dance gives South West Healthcare a boost

OLD TIME Dance devotees from across the region have twirled their way to a surprisingly successful fundraiser.

The Warrnambool and District Dance Club 3-day event held in February attracted over 200 dancers to both the Allansford and Temperance Halls.

The group of self-confessed “non-old time” dancers were surprised to raise over $2000 for South West Healthcare.

“The mind boggled when we saw the amount we’d raised,” said Club Secretary Mr Ken Cathie.

The WDDC donation was joined by the Allansford CWA branch donation of $1000.

South West Healthcare’s Suzan Morey said the money would form part of the $44,000 public appeal to buy the region its first electrosurgical unit.

“This sophisticated piece of equipment helps locate and destroy cancer-forming polyps and tumours in the large bowel.” she said.

“We’re now just $6,735 away from hitting our target which is very exciting.”    

Having a ball: Warrnambool and District Dance Club president Doug Byron and his wife, South Western CWA group president Beverley Byron, were twirling across the dance floor raising $3000 for South West Healthcare in February.

Having a ball: Warrnambool and District Dance Club president Doug Byron and his wife, South Western CWA group president Beverley Byron, were twirling across the dance floor raising $3000 for South West Healthcare in February.

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