Ben Marshall, Alleygator, at the Tweed hospital with patient Frank Coombe.
Ben Marshall, Alleygator, at the Tweed hospital with patient Frank Coombe. John Gass

Alleygators have big hearts and like to help

PATIENTS at the Tweed Hospital's oncology ward will be getting a new heart monitor thanks to a rugby team which are digging deep.

The Palm Beach Currumbin Alleygators union club are hosting a special event on Saturday to help raise the $5000 needed to purchase the new equipment.

Committee member Vicki Turner said it was a cause close to her heart.

"My mother went there and a few families in the club have their friends there," she said.

The theme of the afternoon is Cocktails, Rugby and all that Jazz.

"We have a four-piece swing band coming to perform as well," she said.

Mrs Turner said the event had been well supported and was completely sold out.

It's easy to see why.

"We have a holiday to Tavanuipupu Private Island Resort in the Solomon Islands up for raffle," she said.

"There's also a cruiser bike, flat screen TV and vouchers."

The 160 seats booked up very fast, but there is still a way you can help.

The team will be decked out in pink kits and after the game the jerseys will go to auction.

Head down to the club at 3pm to check out the game and raise money for the new equipment.



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