LOCALS have hit the links on Sunday to do their bit to support local kids at this year’s PRAMS charity golf day.
More than 90 people took part in the eighth annual event and helped raise more than $10,000 to go towards supporting projects at the Gunnedah Hospital.
PRAMS chair Kim Street said the generosity of the community helped the group exceed its initial fundraising goal.
“We are so lucky to have the support of the community for this day,” Mrs Street said.
“The committee are still finalising the total but it is expected to exceed $10,000.
“The players today [Sunday], the major, gold, silver and bronze sponsors have all helped us reach our fundraising goal and every dollar we raise goes to our local hospital and projects about families in our local community.”
Mrs Street the group was grateful to the sponsors of this year’s event for their support.
“We didn’t really push sponsorship this year because we are very aware of the hard financial position many individuals and businesses are in due to the drought,” she said.
“But we have been blown away by those who have come on board and thrown their support behind the event and Gunnedah PRAMS.
“When you consider that most of our sponsors have been with us for eight years and have not only supported this day but our other fundraisers and activities you realize that our success really relies on that grassroots support year-in year-out.
“And with out the community’s support behind us we would not be able to achieve what we have been able to for our local community.”
PRAMS has several projects currently under way at the Gunnedah Hospital including a revamp of the maternity booking in room and care packs for maternity patients.
“We are also looking at some more community-based projects around health and well being and we will be looking to establish partnerships with other organisations to deliver those projects,” Mrs Street said.
“In the lead up to Christmas we will once again be promoting the message to ‘pay good deeds forward’ through ‘random acts of kindness’ in the hope we can spread good will across the community.”