A SCONE restaurant has thrown its support behind a local medical facility.
The Cottage hosted a lunch on Melbourne Cup Day to raise money for the Scott Memorial Hospital last year.
The event was a great success with more than 110 people attending – and fun was had by all.
The Cottage’s Tammy Selwood said the hospital was a vital part of the community and often the first port of call when friends or family were sick or injured.
“This essential service tends to get forgotten among the more ‘glamorous’ causes, community groups and charities,” she said.
A silent auction was held and included items such as a private dinner party for eight guests in your home donated by The Cottage, a Dakin air conditioner from Sawyers Air Conditioning, a return charter flight to Sydney from Airspeed Aviation, artwork from Marlon Dalton, beer, wine, coffee, magazine and gym subscriptions and much more.
Through the generosity of guests almost double the previous year’s figure was raised.
The funds assisted with purchasing essential equipment for the hospital.
Management and staff are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from The Cottage and the community.
“We are lucky to live in such a generous and supportive community,” health service manager Judy Bernasconi said.
“All of us at the hospital are sincerely appreciative of the efforts of both The Cottage and the community for organising and supporting this event.”