JUST days before their major annual fundraiser, the Horsham Apex Club has donated $20,000 to the Wimmera Cancer Centre.
Horsham Apex Club president Matt Cross said club members wanted to make a significant contribution to Rachael’s Wish and the Cancer Centre because it symbolised what the club was about.
“Apex is a community service club and we think the Wimmera Cancer Centre is a great fit because it affects such a large number of people in the community,” he said.
“A lot of people in the club have been touched by cancer and this was important to us.”
So important that the current day oncology unit was filled with members to see the cheque presentation.
“We had a large number of members there when we handed the cheque over because they all wanted to be a part of it, which is great.”
Wimmera Health Care Group acting chief executive Mark Knights said the donation was greatly appreciated and showed the continued support the project has.
“The community service clubs of the Wimmera and southern Mallee have been extremely generous to Rachael’s Wish and the Wimmera Cancer Centre,” he said.
“We are continually humbled by the support we receive and we are very grateful to groups such as Horsham Apex Club for the work they do.”
Horsham Apex Club run the Longerenong Seeders and Strippers Ball this Saturday as their major fundraiser.
They also do a monthly newspaper collection on the first Sunday of each month to raise money.