Marty Gordon Memorial Committee makes donation to Dubbo Hospital

Support: Emily Lake, Guy Naden, Georgina McMahon and Errol Toomey as the Marty Gordon Memorial Committee donation to Dubbo Hospital is made. Photo contributed.
Support: Emily Lake, Guy Naden, Georgina McMahon and Errol Toomey as the Marty Gordon Memorial Committee donation to Dubbo Hospital is made. Photo contributed.

The Marty Gordon Memorial Committee has continued its support of Dubbo Hospital.

In the past two years, the group and local community have raised $4500 which was given to the hospital and allocated to the Paediatric Outpatient’s Clinic.

The committee was formed in 2007 to honour one of Dubbo’s highly respected Aboriginal community members, Marty Gordon, who lost his battle with cancer in 2006. The committee aims to raise funds to help purchase items for the Dubbo Hospital, where Mr Gordon received his care.

The local Mission Australia team organises the annual Marty Gordon Golf Day fundraising event as part of Dubbo’s Koori Interagency Network NAIDOC Week activities.

Since 2007, the event has raised more than $35,000, with funds donated to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, Oncology Unit, Neo Natal Unit, Dialysis Unit, G Ward Palliative Care and Operating Theatres at Dubbo Base Hospital.

Mission Australia support worker Emily Lake said the committee appreciated the continued support of the Dubbo community to provide funds that will support the ongoing care of future patients at the hospital.

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“We very much appreciate the ongoing support we have received from the Dubbo community,” she said. 

“Thanks to a number of generous individuals and sponsors, we have been able to provide thousands of dollars of vital equipment to our local hospital in memoriam of the late Mr Marty Gordon.”