Two Central Gippsland Health staff are members of the Red Knights Chapter 6 Motorcycle Club who supports many local initiatives including CGH.
They are Radiographer, Teresa Roberts (pictured above) and Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Jade Beechey.
The Red Knights comprises members of the fire services and their families, who enjoy riding motorcycles. Its mission is to promote motorcycle safety, to project a positive image of motorcycling, to enjoy the fraternity of firefighters, to engage exclusively in social, charitable and educational activities directed at increasing the general understanding, enjoyment, competency, sportsmanship and participation in the sport of motorcycling
Teresa said the local club’s current project was to raise funds for the purchase of a new HiLo bed ($3200) for Sale Elderly Citizens Village.
“This year our Chapter also donated $1000 to each of the Sale Toy Run, Bairnsdale Toy Run and Latrobe Valley Toy Run which provides toys etc for needy children in the local area,” she said.
Unfortunately Teresa missed out riding in this year’s event because of an injury.
Teresa is also involved in Shepherds Australia whose latest project is to help Emily, an eight-year-old from Morwell, who has a rare salivary gland tumour.
“Recent tests have shown that it has now grown over her lymph node and is rapidly affecting her facial nerve,” she said. “Apparently the only surgeons qualified to operate are in Sydney so we are trying to raise $15000 to help pay for the surgery.”
There is a community fundraiser on Saturday 6 January 2018 at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra (https://www.facebook.com/events/396131484163114/ ). See poster below.
“Any support would be appreciated,” Teresa said.