Wooling Hill Memorial Estate Golf day raises over $10k for dialysis unit

The Wooling Hill Memorial Estate Golf Day at Kyneton Golf Club raised $10,807.50 for Kyneton Health’s dialysis unit in October thanks to the generosity of the community event’s sponsors, donors and players.

Despite the wet weather, over 50 players took to the course to get behind their local health service.

The dialysis unit has three chairs and patients generally receive treatment three days a week. The specialist care is provided as a satellite of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dialysis is a life support treatment that does the job of the kidneys when they don’t work properly.

Each treatment filters harmful waste, salt and excess fluid from the blood, and restores a healthy balance to a person’s blood. Funds received from the charity golf day will be used to make the space more comfortable for patients.

Central Highlands Rural Health’s Fundraising Committee Chair, Kate Redwood, said; “Thank you to all who contributed to this event – it was such a huge success! There was an extraordinary sense of community spirit and goodwill thanks to the players who braved the rain fora good cause.

Troy and Liddy Upfield from Wooling Hill Memorial Estate have shown amazing commitment to rural healthcare with their ongoing efforts to raise funds to help our patients. This year the funds raised by their charity event will go towards our dialysis unit to make the space more comfortable for the patients that spend 3 days a week receiving life-saving care.”

Event sponsor, Troy Upfield from Wooling Hill Memorial Estate, said; “What a great community we have here in the Macedon Ranges! It’s amazing to see so many businesses and golfers come together to support their local health service. Liddy & I are proud to be part of such an incredible community.”

The golf day was made possible due to contributions and support from Kyneton Golf Club, Michael Unwin Wines, Macedon Ranges Family Law, Campaspe Family Practice, Harvest & Soul Catering, Bendigo Airport Bus Service, Phoenix Foundry and Malmsbury Pharmacy as well as the businesses that contributed items for auction.

Matt Willis Maree Cuddihy, Troy Upfield, Sue Whitfield, & Karen O’Sullivan

Team Trick or Treat: Matt Francalanza, Susan Jennings, Ben Steel and Phil Catterson