Maffra Mardi Gras 2015 launched
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THIS year’s Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras was launched last Thursday night at Duart Homestead,Maffra.
There are two entrants this year, Sammy Cooke representing Sale City Football and Netball Club and Mark Wagstaff representing Central Gippsland Health Service oncology ward.
The six-week fundraising period has now begun and this year’s Maffra Mardi Gras festivities and parade will be held on Saturday, March 21.
SALE resident Sam Cookehas entered herself in thisyear’s Rotary Club of MaffraMardi Gras.
The Rotary Club of MaffraMardi Gras is a six weekfundraising event to raisemoney for the entrant’schosen club or charity.
Sam has chosen tofundraise for the Sale CityFootball Netball Club.
The 26-year-old GippslandGrammar physical educationteacher grew up inSale and attended CatholicCollege Sale.
This will be Sam’s thirdseason at Sale City, and shesaid she wanted to do whatshe could to help improvethe club’s facilities.
“Just to improve our clubfacilities; there’s a fewthings that we need donearound the place,” Sam said.
She said football andnetball clubs were a goodway to meet new peopleand interact with thecommunity.
“It brings people together;it helped me to meet heapsof people,” she said of theclub.
“It has brought a lot ofpeople together that arenew to the community.
“The better facilities wehave the better we canfacilitate that.”
She said the next sixweeks would be a bigchallenge, but said she hadample support from theclub, family and friends.
“I’ve got a little committeethat’s helping me so that’sgood,” she said.
“There will be three majorevents, one trivia night, acrackerjack lawn bowlsevent and we’ve got a dayat Avon Ridge winery.”
Sam said the Sale Cityclub had been very supportiveso far of her fundraisingendeavours.
“Lots of people from theclub have been involved,”she said.
“It’s a good way for everyonenew to the club to getinvolved as well.”
Sale City Football-NetballClub president DavidStrauss said he was verymuch looking forward toSam’s planned events andactivities.
“We had a member standup for the club two years agoas a Mardi Gras (entrant)and it’s good fun,” he said.
“It gets the club involvedand I guess it’s a good wayto start off the season forus and it’s all packed intosix weeks.”
Mr Strauss said anyamount of money Sam couldraise would be welcomed bythe club.
BRIAGOLONG’SMarkWagstaff understands theimportance of the CentralGippsland Health Service’soncology unit.
Seeing family, friendsand colleagues affected bycancer provided him withthe motivation to raisemoney to help bridge theshortfall in funding for theunit’s redevelopment.
Mr Wagstaff ’s wifeCandice, an executiveadministrative assistantat the health service, hasorganised the CGHS annualfundraising ball for thepast two years, and he hasassisted her.
“I know how importantfundraising is to theoperation of the hospital, sodecided to put my hand upfor the Maffra Mardi Gras,”he said.
Mr Wagstaff said theoncology unit was currentlytreating more patients thanever, so needed to expand toaccommodate them.
“The planned redevelopmentat Sale hospital willextend the current area tocreate nine separate patientbays, allowing more privacyfor patients and more roomfor staff and patients,” MrWagstaff said.
“It is envisaged the newfacility will also include adiscrete oncology waitingarea, additional offices, astaff station, patient andstaff toilets, a quiet roomand a courtyard.”
The target for the redevelopmentis $1.2 million.
To date the communityhas raised $330,000, withan additional $300,000pledged.
CGHS aims to raise theremainder by the end ofthis year, at which pointarchitects will be assignedand final drawings will bedeveloped.
Mr and Mrs Wagstaff havea long list of fundraisingevents planned and are hopingfor community support.
To see the list of events planned for the Mardi Gras entrants, read Tuesday’s Gippsland Times.
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