Golfers help save lives with $10,000 hotdog

Thursday, 29 November

Thanks to the efforts of local public servants puttering about on a golf course, the surgery department at Lismore Base Hospital will soon have a hotdog for kids.

The annual Local Government Charity Golf Day was held at the Lismore Golf Club in September and raised $10,000 for Our Kids. The children’s charity will use the funds to purchase an underbody warming system nicknamed the ‘hotdog’.

The hotdog provides instant warming as soon as the child is placed on the operating table, reducing the risk of hypothermia.

Anthony Magarry from Lismore City Council, a member of the golf day organising committee, said the equipment was trialled in Lismore with great results.

“We are so pleased to once again be able to support Our Kids and provide life-saving equipment that will benefit local children throughout the Northern Rivers,” Anthony said.

“We are all passionate about the communities we live in and about playing golf! This year was our 36th event and we raised $1300 just from the raffle alone. People are very generous – the golf is the focus but certainly not the end game. We are so proud this event keeps on growing and that it’s helping local families to live healthy and happy lives.”

Image: Our Kids Fundraising Officer Rebekka Battista and Lismore Base Hospital Anaesthetics & Recovery Nurse Unit Manager Colleen Nicholls accepting the $10,000 donation from Local Government Charity Golf Day organising committee members Vicki Walker and Anthony Magarry from Lismore City Council.


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