KIRRA Sports Club employees Emily Evans (left) and Mandi Thompson are ready to take donations for The Tweed Hospital.
KIRRA Sports Club employees Emily Evans (left) and Mandi Thompson are ready to take donations for The Tweed Hospital. BLAINEY WOODHAM

Dress up and help hospital

PLAYING dress-up as kids was fun, but it is a bit more serious this time around for Mandi Thompson and Emily Evans.

The Kirra Sports Club is hosting a doctor, nurse and patient-themed dress-up party to raise funds for The Tweed Hospital this month.

It is all part of a charity auction taking place from 7pm on Saturday, January 30.

Kirra Sports Club manager Grant McKenzie said it was the first of three huge fundraising events the club had chosen to host this year.

“The Tweed Hospital is close to all our hearts and we thought a fancy dress fundraiser was the best thing we could do for them,” Mr McKenzie said.

“We are also organising events for the football club to wear pink jumpers when we raise money for the Jane McGrath Foundation, and then yellow jumpers when we do it for the Cancer Council later this year. We just want to help out the community any way we can.”

Mr McKenzie said there would be prizes for best-dressed male and female on the night.

There would also be charity auctions throughout the night, with all proceeds being passed on to The Tweed Hospital.

“We’ve done really well so far. We will be auctioning off dinner vouchers, golf passes, movie passes, accommodation and a $300 sports pack,” he said.

“Everyone has been so generous and it’s still early days, so we’re hoping to get some more stuff to pass on.”

Club administration worker Emily Evans said she was looking forward to the party.

“It should be great,” Ms Evans said. “Everyone loves a good dress-up, and helping the hospital out at the same time is a great thing.”

There will be live entertainment and a spit roast dinner during the evening.



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