Horsham Blue Ribbon Foundation ball supports Wimmera Base Hospital

GLAMOUR MONITORS: Wimmera Base Hospital nurse Amy Beddison, Horsham Blue Ribbon Foundation branch president Peter Daffy, hospital nurse Remya Lonappan and foundation branch member Geoff Lord hope a glamour ball and charity auction will raise enough money to buy another patient monitor and trolley for Horsham's Wimmera Base Hospital. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

GLAMOUR MONITORS: Wimmera Base Hospital nurse Amy Beddison, Horsham Blue Ribbon Foundation branch president Peter Daffy, hospital nurse Remya Lonappan and foundation branch member Geoff Lord hope a glamour ball and charity auction will raise enough money to buy another patient monitor and trolley for Horsham's Wimmera Base Hospital. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

HORSHAM Blue Ribbon Foundation branch aims to buy new a new patient monitor and trolley with proceeds from next month's glamour ball and charity auction.

The event, on August 16, supports Wimmera Base Hospital's emergency department.

Branch president Peter Daffy said the hospital had already bought several other monitors and trolleys with money raised in previous years.

The glamour ball is an annual event.

Mr Daffy hopes to see more than 150 people in Horsham College's Ian O. Maroske Hall on the night.

"At some stage, everybody is going to use the emergency department - it touches everybody and covers the whole Wimmera area," he said.

The dress code is 'your most glamorous'.

People can bring their own food and drinks.

A complimentary glass of wine in a souvenir wine glass will be provided on the night.

Victoria Police's show band entertained attendees at last year's event in one of their final performances before being disbanded to make way for more frontline police.

"It's disappointing we can't have police bands anymore," Mr Daffy said.

Wimmera band Cover 2 Cover will perform this year.

"It'll be good to see a local band supporting the event," Mr Daffy said.

He said Wimmera businesses had donated sporting memorabilia, holidays and items for the charity auction.

He said tickets were $50 a person and available from Wimmera Base Hospital's reception or online at www.trybooking.com/89988.

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