Wimmera Health Care Group Hollywood fundraiser

ROYAL TREATMENT: Julie Bergen, Diana McDonald, Denise Leembruggen, Denise Queale, Allison Roberts and Susan Surridge get into the spirit of a fundraiser for the redevelopment of Wimmera Base Hospital’s oncology facilities. A movie about Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco has inspired the event. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

ROYAL TREATMENT: Julie Bergen, Diana McDonald, Denise Leembruggen, Denise Queale, Allison Roberts and Susan Surridge get into the spirit of a fundraiser for the redevelopment of Wimmera Base Hospital’s oncology facilities. A movie about Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco has inspired the event. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

FRIENDS of Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation have encouraged people to frock up and roll up to a Hollywood-inspired fundraiser.

The group has arranged a special screening of Grace of Monaco, starring Australia's Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace Kelly.

Spokeswoman Allison Roberts encouraged people to come dressed 'with a touch of Grace' to Horsham Centre Cinemas on June 12.

Doors will open at 7pm, followed by some light refreshments.

The movie starts at 7.30pm.

"Some people will be dressing up completely," Mrs Roberts said.

"Debbie Hutchinson from Fashion and Fantasy Costume Hire in Horsham has been Googling 'Grace' and has found some appropriate items."

The store has costumes appropriate for the event available for hire.

Mrs Roberts said more than 80 tickets had been sold in the week since Friends of Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation started promoting the event.

"Because Nicole is an Aussie, I think that's probably making it a lot more saleable as well," she said.

"We want to raise as much as we can every little bit counts."

Money raised will support Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation.

"Its new project is improving the oncology facilities in Horsham," Mrs Roberts said.

Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation chairman Don Johns announced late last month that the group would focus on redeveloping Wimmera Base Hospital's oncology facilities.

On the same day, he revealed the foundation had reached its $1-million fundraising target eight months ahead of deadline.

Interest from a bank account containing the sum will be used to buy equipment for the project.

Tickets to Friends of Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation's Grace of Monaco screening are $25 a person.

Mrs Roberts said people could call her on 0407565103 to book or for more information.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop