Coolangatta Bowls Club raises $4,000 for Tweed Hospital Cancer Unit

The Coolangatta Bowls Club has banded together to raise much needed funds for a very important reason.

Through raffles, donations, wrong bias fines as well as a special donation of $500 from the Men’s All Sports Club, the club managed to raise $4000 for the Cancer Unit at the Tweed Hospital.

Nurse Unit Manager Sarah Burton said the generous donation would be going towards new chemotherapy chairs for patients receiving treatment.


“The chairs are very expensive and it is very important for patients to be as comfortable as possible when receiving treatment,” Sarah said.

“Patients can be in that chair for eight hours a day so the comfort and design of it really matters.”

Sarah Burton the Nurse Unit Manager is pictured with Life member Edna Harrison and Ladies President
Yvonne Lowry.

Sarah said a chair might seem like a small thing when you’re going through this type of treatment, but it’s often the “small things that can make a difference.”

“The special chairs offer a range of health and safety aspects for those undergoing treatment and for staff as they are height adjustable, so staff don’t have to bend continually to administer treatment and they also have an important CPR function,” Sarah explained.

“At the touch of a button the chair adjusts so that the patient is lying flat with their head lowered and there’s a built-in CPR board so emergency situations can be handled in the chair.”