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Making a Meaningful Impact on the Community

Sep 19, 2023 | Uncategorized

When it comes to community engagement and giving back, the Horsham Sports & Community Club stands as a shining example of how a collective effort can create a lasting impact. The club is always looking to contribute to the community, by supporting a diverse range of major projects in the Rural City of Horsham.

The figures alone are enough to inspire awe. With a whopping donation of over $315,445, the Horsham Sports & Community Club has proven time and again that its dedication to the community is more than just a catchphrase – it’s a way of life. These generous contributions have breathed life into a myriad of major projects that have left an indelible mark on Horsham and its surroundings.

We must mention the impressive list of projects the Horsham Sports & Community Club has contributed to:

May Park Safety Fence
Region 17 CFA Forward Command Vehicle
Green Lake BBQ & Pergola
Horsham Aero Medical Transfer Station
Minyip Wetlands Shade Sails
Wimmera River Safety Lighting

The Lung Function Testing Facility

The 30th-anniversary celebration of the Horsham Sports and Community Club was marked by a generous $30,000 contribution to a community project. The club invited proposals from the community, receiving nominations from individuals, groups, and organisations, each advocating for different initiatives.

After careful consideration, the club’s board narrowed the options to four projects, and club members ultimately voted in favour of allocating the substantial donation to establishing a cutting-edge lung function testing laboratory at Grampians Health’s Alan Wolff Medical Centre in Horsham. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with an airtight booth that facilitates a wide range of lung function tests, and the test results are seamlessly transmitted electronically to Ballarat Hospital. This laboratory will play a pivotal role in diagnosing and treating respiratory conditions, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The Horsham Sports and Community Club’s generous donation covered over half of the laboratory’s total costs, valued at $55,000. In addition, the club has committed to providing another $50,000 this year for yet another significant community project, further exemplifying their dedication to the betterment of the community.

“Establishing a lung function lab, which is a first in Horsham, will help diagnose respiratory problems faster in the region while reducing travel times for patients who would have otherwise been required to travel to Ballarat to access this service,” said Dr Andre Nel, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Grampians Health. 

Source: Grampians Health opens new lung function lab in Horsham

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