STYLE QUEENS: Gwandalan Lioness club fashion parade organisers Denice O'Connor, Gail Mainwaring and Jane Bridgett.
STYLE QUEENS: Gwandalan Lioness club fashion parade organisers Denice O'Connor, Gail Mainwaring and Jane Bridgett.

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THE NEED for a palliative care facility at Wyong Hospital remains a strong driving force for members of the Gwandalan Lioness Club.

Concerned that Wyong regional residents have to travel to Newcastle or Gosford for palliative care, they have been busy raising funds for their Lions Committee which is supporting the establishment of Elsie's Respite Care Centre in the area.

The project has been named in honour of the late Elsie Green of San Remo, whose dying wish was for a local respite centre for the terminally ill.

Because of bed shortages Mrs Green was forced to stay in a nursing home while battling her illness.

Neighbours and friends rallied to her cause and thanks to the generosity of organisations such as Gwandalan Lions and Lioness Clubs the project is fast gaining momentum.

Recently Gwandalan Lioness held a successful fashion parade sponsored by On the Lane Boutique at Toukley.

More than 150 people attended the function and generously supported the appeal.

Numerous items for auction and a huge raffle were donated.

Lioness Club spokesperson Helen Morrison said everyone was aware of the need for a palliative care centre to serve the region's fast growing north.

"It's sad that those requiring palliative care have to travel so far for help," she said.

"We even have one of our members who is forced to go to a private hospital at Toronto for her necessary care."

While Wyong Hospital does not have a palliative care unit it does have the following: an alcohol and drug unit, coronary care unit, emergency department; geriatric assessment unit; maintenance renal dialysis unit, obstetrics services, oncology unit, paediatric service; psychiatric unit; rehabilitation unit.


IS A social group formed in 1982 for all former Apex members and partners, we get together on the last Thursday of each month and continue to enjoy the great friendships made in Apex. Anyone who has moved to the Central Coast is very welcome to come along anytime. Call Lea Dumpleton 43932681.


IS DEDICATED to supporting residents of the wider Gosford Community through advocacy, referrals and information, and the delivery of a diverse range of activities and services. We have been working with local groups, families and individuals for more than 20 years. Located at 147 Maidens Brush Road, Wyoming for information call 0243237483.

Weekly and fortnightly activities

Tuesdays 6pm-7pm Zumba with Haruko Fitness and Fun? What's not to love. Drop in or call Haruko 0402731922.

Wednesdays 10am-2pm Healthy Living for Seniors Lunch and Activities. Call 43559600 to book.

Wednesdays 2pm to 3pm Ukulele for beginners (adult). Call Liz on 0412837008.

Fridays 11am-1pm, Handy Home & Garden demonstrations, learn new skills, recycle, repurpose, reduce energy costs. $5 covers materials and a cuppa.

Fridays 1pm-3pm Food Hub Pre-Order value packed box/bag of fresh fruit and veg. $13-$16 Call 43237483.

Monthly activities:

2nd Saturday 10.30am - 12pm Commuters Book Club (free) Commute? Love books? Can't get to a book club during the week? This one is for you. Call Ellen 0434185898.

2nd Saturday Central Coast Poets Always happy to have new members. Call John 0449741397.

3rd Saturday from 9am Anxiety Support Group (free) You aren't alone. This friendly support group is there for you. Call 93396013.

3rd Sunday each month Wildlife ARC Dedicated group looking after our wildlife. Call Jan 4325066.

4th Tuesday each month 2pm-4pm Book Club (free) Supported by Gosford Library. Call 43237483.


HELLO readers, would you like to promote your club or group and let your community know what's going on with your members for free? You can also submit a photo but please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi and of people's faces and nice and bright. Club Notices deadline for the next issue is January 18. Send your notices and enquiries to Nicky or Chris via email We look forward to hearing from you. Nicky and Chris.

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