Fundraiser Achieves Over $13K For Port Stephens Koalas Port Stephens Port Stephens by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 16, 2021 President of COPSY and local business woman Brooke Vitnell with Mayor Ryan Palmer and his wife. NO one is arguing that the koala populations in Port Stephens and the Myall Coast are under stress. Port Stephens Koalas performs rescues and rehabilitates koalas that are sick or injured across the Port Stephens and when needed in surrounding regions. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] Sadly it is forecast that koalas will be lost to us in the wild by 2050. Recently the organisation teamed up with Nelson Bay Golf Club to conduct a fundraising event. Nelson Bay Golf Club were very pleased to announce that they have raised a grand total of $13,706 from the Port Stephens Koala Hospital Fundraising dinner held on May 28 2021. The 150 seat event was sold out and well-attended. The fundraising is from a combination of ticket sales, raffle tickets, silent auction and live auction, plus Koala adoptions directly with the Fundraising team from the Koala Hospital. The event was proudly Supported by Nelson Bay Golf Club and Port Stephens Council. Port Stephens Koalas need to raise a considerable amount of money to cover operating expenses and to fund the Port Stephens Koala Hospital at the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. Raffle and auction items were donated by local businesses and the venue organising the event on behalf of the Koala Hospital. Nelson Bay Golf Club also donated $500 towards the Fundraising. The event was attended by Mayor Ryan Palmer and Councillors Le Mottee and Nell as well as Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington. Guest Speakers on the night included Mayor Ryan Palmer, Koala Hospital President Ron Land and Koala Hospital Curator Erica Johnstone. You can help too – visit the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, you can even use your Dine and Discover Vouchers at the sanctuary and while you are there you can find out how you can support Port Stephens Koalas. By Marian SAMPSON Community members supporting the cause.