On Sunday 16th November Kids West and NSW Golf held the Charity Luncheon in support of Blacktown Hospital at the magnificent Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course.
It was a wonderful afternoon with MC, The Hon. Nathan Rees (Member for Toongabbie) opening the event with the statement, ‘Western Sydney needs to look after Western Sydney’. This set the scene for the lunch, reminding everyone present that the aim was to raise funds for the new Cancer Care unit at Blacktown Hospital and specifically a special treatment chair for cancer patients.
Throughout the lunch the guests listened to a range of speakers including;
- Kids West Executive Director Trevor Oldfield spoke of Kids West’s commitment to supporting specialist care wards in the hospitals of Western Sydney.
- Professor Peter Zelas, Executive Medical Director and Clinical Dean of Blacktown Hospital describedÂ the new facility due for completion in 12-15 months time which would be the premier cancer treatment facility in Greater Western
- Blacktown Mayor Clr Stephen Bali echoed MC Nathan Rees comments re Western Sydney needing to dig deep to support itself and that Western Sydney on its own is an $80m economy
- Andrew Newton, General Manager of Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospitals commented that Blacktown Hospital is set to become the third largest hospital in NSW once its upgrades are finished
- And Professional Golfers Ewan Porter and Daniel Fox said that it was humbling to be invited to the event and both gave an account of their careers
And then it was time for the auction !! MC Nathan Rees also performed the role of Auctioneer and worked the floor with expertise selling off a range of fantastic items !
The event was a huge success and the Kids West Executive Committee is pleased to announce that over $6,500 has been raised from the event and will enable the purchase of the specialised treatment chair which was the goal of the lunch
Thank you to everyone that attend the event and specifically to our event sponsors:-
- NSW Golf and the NSW Open
- Stonecutters Ridge
- St Hallet Wines
- Stockade Handcrafted Beer
- Coca-Cola Amatil
- Greater Blacktown Chamber of Commerce
Below isÂ a fantastic video of the event filmed and produced by David from ‘powercreative’ (www.powercreative.com.au)
And here are the photos from the day !