Business community gets behind Medicine Ball

CLiaison's picture July 1, 2017

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Picture courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator - pictured John Hedley, Belinda Potter, Leonie Sharrock, Stuart Thomson, Michael Nguyen, Lindsay Fush, Michael Nolte, Jordan Lanigan, Tim Roll.

Hamilton’s business community is coming together to support the Medicine Ball, Western District Health Service’s (WDHS) major fundraiser for the year.

The black tie ball, on October 7, will help fund the redevelopment and expansion of the cancer treatment and dialysis facility at the Hamilton Base Hospital.

The event promises to be a dazzling affair and many businesses have been quick to sign up in support of this gala event.

Platinum sponsor and Hamilton Automotive owner, Michael Nolte says he’s proud to be partnering with WDHS and other local businesses to help host the event.

We value our involvement with WDHS and have always had a long-standing commitment to our community, which has supported our business for many years,” Mr Nolte said.

The new WDHS cancer treatment and dialysis area is an exciting project, which will assist patients to remain in Hamilton for treatment.

The $1.8mil facility will provide additional treatment bays and greatly improve the delivery of cancer and dialysis services in the region.

Ace Radio Station Manager, Stephen Jones has been instrumental in sourcing local support for the Ball, along with fellow Committee Members, Mark and Sue McGinnity, Jock and Jill Whiting, Laurie Cogger, John Hedley, Jen Hutton, Rohan Fitzgerald and Leonie Sharrock.

“Currently many patients travel long distances to receive treatment in metropolitan and regional hospitals, often separated from family and loved ones.

This will be a massive step forward for patients in our area to access the care and top quality specialists they need,” Mr Jones said.

The Ball will feature live entertainment from Melbourne cover band, Stand and Deliver, delectable dishes prepared by top local chefs and fine beverages from across the region.

Hamilton Automotive joins Manse Medical, Ace Radio, Jigsaw Farms and many other local businesses who are sponsoring this ‘night of nights’.

Tickets go on sale in August. For more information visit www.wdhs.net