Much-needed bed replaced

July 04, 2017

John Mapson, Gerardo Fasano, Doug Tuhan and Geoff Lipshut are just some of the Tat locals that have helped their hospital.

After months of fundraising, Tatura Lions Club has raised enough money to replace a much-needed bed at their local hospital.

The club made the $4500 donation as part of Hospital Sunday, an annual get together for Tatura community groups and supporters.

Community groups supporting the hospital have given themselves the goal of replacing 20 medical beds within the hospital, at a cost of $80000.

Former Tatura Lions Club president Doug Tuhan said his team had been working hard to raise every extra dollar for the cause.

‘‘Throughout the last 12 months there has been something going on each week, and it all soon adds up,’’ Mr Tuhan said.

He listed the Tatura 200 event and barbecues at events such as farm-clearance sales as good ways to add to the pile.

‘‘I had a member in our club and his child got sick and he told me how good it was to have this hospital here,’’ he said.

Goulburn Valley Health Foundation director Carmel Johnson was the guest speaker and said the community rallied behind the facility.

‘‘They are all really proud of the hospital,’’ Ms Johnson said.

‘‘Today is a testament to all the groups and organisations out there that support it.’’

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