TAI Chi Narooma has presented a cheque for $1000 to the Moruya Cancer Carers group that is working to improve the Moruya Hospital’s oncology department.
The club has a weekly $5 attendance fee that helps to fund members’ social functions and to raise money for charitable organisations such as the Narooma Community Health Centre ($2000) and the Moruya Hospital Auxiliary, to which it has donated a $5500 over the years.
On hand to accept the cheque last week was Moruya Cancer Carers chairman Rob Pollock.
Mr Pollock told the Tai Chi group the fundraising effort was about improving the ambience and comfort of patients receiving treatment in the current very cramped Oncology Ward space.
“It’s not about buying the latest equipment, it’s about improving the ambience and getting a little bit more space.”
He said he lost his own mother to breast cancer and paid tribute to Ron Snape and his wife Tralee, who instigated the push for better facilities after receiving treatment herself.
Moruya Cancer Carers are scheduled to meet with Federal Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly at the present oncology unit today.
For more information on Moruya Cancer Carers, call Mr Pollock on 0427 735 375.
Tai Chi Narooma meanwhile has been in existence for over 12 years and was the first group to offer classes in the local area.
It operates on a not-for-profit basis with various instructors offering their tuition on a rotating basis.
Classes are every Thursday at Club Narooma from 11am until midday. New members are welcome and beginners are catered for in the class.
For further information please contact Suzie on 4476 1607.