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Annual charity golf day a success

Tuesday 28th March, 2023

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is pleased with the success of the 2023 MDHS Charity Golf Day, which has raised nearly $26,000 for the health service.

More than 100 participants in 26 teams joined the annual fundraiser, run by MDHS in partnership with True Foods and Maryborough Golf Club on Thursday 23 March.

“The MDHS Charity Golf Day is always a fun day and a highlight on our annual calendar,” MDHS Chief Executive Officer Nickola Allan. “It’s always amazing to see our community come together to support the event.

“While we got a little wet, and thunder and lightning triggered an early lunch, the event ran smoothly, and nothing could dampen the spirit of the day. “Thank you to all our partners, sponsors, donors, players and supporters for being part of a great cause.

“The money raised will make a real difference in the lives of local aged care residents who need high-level nursing care and support,” she said.

MDHS is currently undertaking renovations to expand the dining room at the Wattle Rise residential community in Maryborough.

“The money raised this year will go towards a new servery, bain marie and furniture in the new dining area.

“This will go a long way in helping our aged care staff and hospitality services team create a more homely environment, and a better dining experience for residents.

“Good nutrition and connecting with people over a shared meal are important to health and wellbeing,” said Ms Allan.

“We know how much the smell of delicious food cooking can stimulate our senses and appetite.

“The new servery will also provide more food choices for residents to enjoy at meal times, rather than ordering ahead.

“We’re still waiting on the final amount to come in from donations and auctions items but are sitting at nearly $26,000 which is an outstanding result,” she said.

The amount raised is just shy of the $30,000 target so if anyone would like to make a donation contact the CEO’s office at the health service on (03) 5461 0301.

“We’re so grateful to everyone for their support and look forward to building on this success at our 10th anniversary next year,” said Mrs Allan.

Find our more about the MDHS Charity Golf Day.

2023 MDHS Charity Golf Day Results
Four-person Ambrose event

Men’s Nett Winners

Aaron Hall, Craig McGilvray, Simon Campbell and Jason Baker – 54.12 nett.

Mixed Nett Winners

Jason McFadyen, Colin O’Halloran, Kendall McFadyen and Meagan O’Halloran – 54.5 nett.

Scratch Winners

Anthony Passalick, Craig Burn, Wally Passalick and Stacy Smithwick – 57 gross.

Encouragement Award

Anthony Brown, Robert Karavesov, Gab De Havilland and Shelby Pike.

Straightest Drive

Kane Shepherd

Nearest The Pin (9th hole)

Colin O’Halloran.


MDHS acknowledges the broad support from partners, sponsors, businesses and donors that contribute to the success of the MDHS Charity Golf Day.


True Foods and Maryborough Golf Club


AFS & Associates, Alchemy Performance Packaging, Allround Packaging, Central Victorian Transporters, Community Bank – Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud, Edgemill Group, Edlyn Foods, Hutchins and Rowles Transport, Integral Food Ingredients, Manildra Group, Maryborough Toyota, Sensate Pty Ltd, True Foods and Visy Board

Major auction providers

Black Bull Golf Course, Gold Central Victoria, Hyland Hideaway and Maryborough Golf Club.


Asahi Lifestyle Beverages, Avoca Newsagency, Bent Stems, Bi-Rite Home Appliances, Blue Pyrenees Estate, Bull & Mouth Hotel, Burgz, Coco Red, Daily Dose Café Wine Bar, Debbie Lee Fashions, Décor Room, Della Rosa Fresh Foods, Don’s Smallgoods – Castlemaine, Drummond Golf, Edgemill Group, Edlyn Foods – Maryborough, Ferndale Foods – Ballarat, Green Living, Guardian Pharmacy Maryborough, Hartwell Shoes, Hip Pocket Ballarat, Izak Fox, JM Leech Jewellers, Julie & Bree Hair & Beauty, Lyal Eales Stores, Macks Fashion & Surf, Mayver’s Foods, Nature’s Cargo – Ballarat, Parkview Bakery – Maryborough, Peerick Vineyard, Priceline Pharmacy Maryborough, Subway Maryborough, Summerfield Wines and Supreme Court Bar & Restaurant.