Soroptimist International reunion for a worthy cause

Margaret Petts, Mary Chalmers-Borella and Judy Harrison with Greg Pearl from the Albury hospital yesterday ... $3000 was donated to the cancer  centre trust fund. Picture: DAVID THORPE

Margaret Petts, Mary Chalmers-Borella and Judy Harrison with Greg Pearl from the Albury hospital yesterday ... $3000 was donated to the cancer centre trust fund. Picture: DAVID THORPE

MEMBERS of the now defunct Soroptimist International Albury-Wodonga branch have reunited for a good cause.

Charter member Mary Chalmers-Borella was among 11 women to donate $3000 to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund at Albury hospital yesterday.

The women raised the money through events, including open gardens, while they were still operational.

The group disbanded in March 2011 and wanted the remaining funds to go to a worthy cause.

“We hope the funds will go towards purchasing a chair for chemotherapy patients when the centre opens,” Mrs Chalmers-Borella said.

Albury Wodonga Health cancer centre project officer Greg Pearl accepted the donation on behalf of the centre.

The women presented the money and then enjoyed lunch at Albury’s Commercial Club.

“We are having a lovely time reminiscing,” Mrs Chalmers-Borella said.

Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop