Nyngan Old Time Dance Group raise money for Nyngan Hospital Auxiliary

TWO STEP: The Social Dance Group presents their donation to Vice President Betsy Donohoe and Secretary Mary Lamph from the Hospital Auxiliary. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
TWO STEP: The Social Dance Group presents their donation to Vice President Betsy Donohoe and Secretary Mary Lamph from the Hospital Auxiliary. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

The Nyngan Social Time Dance Group has raised $800 for the Nyngan Hospital Auxiliary.

The members, who have been waltzing around the ballroom for over 10 years, gather together and raise money for clubs and charities in Nyngan each year.

Organisers Patricia and Clive Cook, who host the social dance group at the Nyngan RSL, said members donated $5 each week for the class, which was pooled together and given to organisations in town.

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The dance group were at the Nyngan RSL auditorium on Monday evening practising their moves when they presented the Nyngan Hospital Auxiliary's vice president Betsy Donohoe and secretary Mary Lamph their donation to provide much needed items for the Nyngan Health Service.

Mrs Lamph thanked the group for their donation and provided details of what the $1000 that was donated in 2015 had contributed to.

Over the years the Nyngan Hospital Auxiliary has provided a number of equipment to the health service including, electric beds with foam mattresses, tilt beds, pressure relief chairs, and shower commodes. 

"We are proud of the fact that every cent raised, stays in Nyngan and items requested by the different departments come to us as a wish list," Mrs Lamph said. 

"As you can see by the list, we're even down to buying the beds now."

"The branch is very grateful for the very generous donations and donors who support our efforts.

"We have 22 active members who are a wonderful group putting so much into our fundraising efforts. 

"We're proud of what we do and we find even to have a street stall, people say 'you're with the hospital, oh here you are', and it's no trouble at all."

Ms Lamph took the time to mention the Nyngan Hospital Auxiliary are always looking for new members to join their ranks, including men. 

"They're allowed in," Mrs Donohoe added. 

The social dance group invite everyone, young and old, to dust off their dancing shoes and come along to their classes. 

In the past the Nyngan Social Time Dance Group has donated to CanAssist, the Cancer Council and Tour de OROC.