Carolyne Coster, 69, was someone who got things done, and in the wake of her death, the women of her beloved Riverina District Women’s Bowling Association stepped up to do good in her name.
Fellow bowler Sue Thurley said Carolyne’s cancer battle inspired the creation of the annual Umpires Charity Day which in its first two years raised more than $3500 for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.
District president Sandra Kitt said Carolyne died before the Cancer Centre opened but it was revolutionised treatment on the border.
“She was a wonderful lady, she was very dear to our hearts,” she said.
“It’s very stressful for the patients they don’t have their loved ones around them, with the cancer clinic here people can be around their family.”
Trust board member Colleen Gorman called for people to host their own fundraiser this Sunshine Week, from September 15 to 22.
The trust is hosting a family day and a Rutherglen wine tour.
Mrs Gorman called on residents, schools, sporting and community groups to host sausage sizzles, morning tea or any fundraising event.
She said the annual week was the Trust’s biggest fundraiser, last year raising $43,000.