First sod to be turned tomorrow

27 Jun, 2007 12:15 PM

Doctor's vision for cancer clinic comes to fruition

WHAT started as a Milton doctor's vision will come to fruition tomorrow with a sod-turning ceremony marking the commencement of the Milton cancer clinic.

Three years ago Doctor Brett Thomson mooted the idea for a cancer facility next to Milton Hospital to reduce the stress and travel burden on local cancer patients.

Today he pays tribute to a community that has taken his idea and run with it.

"This project provides a powerful endorsement of a community getting off its butt and getting its hands dirty.

"Whether it was a function, a raffle ticket, an auction or just turning up to a meeting to show we meant business, the community never faltered," Dr Thomson said.

Federal Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash will don the spade at tomorrow's 'ground breaking' ceremony and luncheon which will be attended by representatives of community groups that have thrown their support behind the Cancer Outpatients Appeal.


Tee off for charity

12 Sep, 2007 10:59 AM

Call goes out for support from local businesses

THE Marlin Hotel Social Golf Club will honour the memory of Barbara Cooper by hosting a charity golf day and donating the proceeds to the Milton Ulladulla Cancer Outpatients Appeal.

The day is planned for October 20 and the club is calling on businesses to get behind the worthy cause through sponsorship or donations.

Organiser Gary Cooper said the day would be a lovely way to remember loved ones lost to cancer.

"The day is being arranged in memory of Barbara Cooper, who passed away from bowel cancer in 2005, and a number of locals who have also passed away from cancer," Gary said.