Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club raise huge funds on their Oncology Day FEATURED Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by Dave Brazier - October 15, 2014 Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club held their Annual Mixed Oncology Day on Friday 10th October 2014 where the Club presented a cheque for an amazing amount of $6,000. The donation was presented to Margaret Dougherty, Secretary of the Mater Calvary Newcastle Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and Auxiliary member, Elaine Weaver. “This far exceeded the wonderful efforts of previous years,” said Lily Smith from the Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club. “This day was only possible due to the wonderful generosity from local businesses and clubs within the Community,” Lily said. Many of the supporters donated gift vouchers and products which were used for a massive tombola and raffles. The President of the Women’s Bowling Club, Sandra Leisemann said, “To our Committee and Members of both Bowling Clubs who contributed cash donations and gifts during the past year and on the day, and to all those who worked so hard prior to the big day, a heartfelt thank you. There are too many to thank individually.” It was a well-supported day by everyone, including the bingo group, with many happy players winning raffle prizes. Everyone enjoyed their game of bowls in such beautiful weather followed by a scrumptious lunch prepared by Christine Fossey and her team. “We thank the Board of Directors of the Tea Gardens Country Club, General Manager Warren Gooley and all the staff for their support of this special day.” At the conclusion of the day, our very own ‘auctioneer extraordinaire’, Max Stephens entertained everyone with a quick-fire auction of various donated items to add more to the coffers. This event would not be so successful without the support and participation of so many within our small Community and the Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club hope to continue this day for many years to come. Thanks to sponsors and supporters as follows: Tea Gardens Bakehouse, Myall Pharmacy, BT’s for Fashion, Jayne’s Hairdressing, Leading Edge Computers, BP Service Station, Myall Fitness Centre, Myall Auto Care, Woodwards Nursery, Mumms on Myall, Hairdinkum Style, Tea Gardens Fresh Seafood, Tea Gardens Post Office, Oyster Hut, BYO Cellars, Sharon of Greenpaws, Hawks Nest Bakery, Sandra Cookson, Tea Gardens Newsagency, Silk Hairdressing, Ella’s Boutique, Black Possum Fabric and Gifts, Kate Wilson of Myall Massage, Bruce Sutton of Myall Progressive Osteopathic, TyrePower, Tea Gardens Hotel, Boatshed Restaurant, Ice Cream Shack, Hook and Cook Seafood, Tea Gardens Laundromat, Julie’s at the Grange, So Lings Discounts, Mungo Road Surf Shop, Hawks Nest Takeaway, Sand Bo’s Café and Pizza, Hawks Nest Newsagency, Jeff’s Quality Meats, Alana’s For Gifts, Hawks Nest Sport Store, Myall Beans and Leaves, Sumeru Fashions and Gifts, Vitamin Bead Gifts and Fashion, Moon Garden Restaurant, Sun Tea Gardens Restaurant, Myall Coast News-of-the-area, Bev Giggins, Hawks Nest Golf Club, Jan James, Tea Gardens Country Club Sunday Introduction to Bowls, Tea Gardens Country Club Fishing Club, Tea Gardens Country Club Darts Club, Tea Gardens Country Club Men’s Bowling Club, Members of the Tea Gardens Country Club Women’s Bowling Club, all who contributed so much not only on the day but all through the year, and last but not least the Anonymous Donors who give so generously year after year. Pictured: Vicki Rankin, Secretary Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club, Margaret Dougherty, Elaine Weaver and Sandra Leisemann, President Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club.