MOTORING buffs were in top gear at the Flinders Motoring Heritage event on Easter Sunday, 4 April.
After missing out last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, more than 1000 fans were able to admire prestige, vintage, unique and collector vehicles at the event which raised $28,000 for Peninsula Health.
Lions Club of Flinders event organiser Mary Iles said: “We were really excited to be back this year because this event already means so much to the exhibitors and the hundreds of people who attend.
“We understand public safety continues to be a priority at this stage of the coronavirus pandemic, which is why we took all the necessary precautions to come together in the most appropriate way and ensure the safety of everyone attending.”
Peninsula Health will use the money to buy a cardiorespiratory monitor for the special care nursery at Frankston Hospital.
“We are really pleased to be making this donation so world-class healthcare can continue to be delivered right here on the Mornington Peninsula,” Ms Iles said. “To be able to make a difference, particularly for Peninsula Health’s littlest patients who need it the most, is something which means so much to us as organisers and all those who attended the event.”
Peninsula Health special care nursery nurse unit manager Alison Conroy-Joyce the monitors “provide incredibly accurate vital sign monitoring and alert nursing staff of any sudden deterioration in the clinical state of the baby”.
“This donation will mean that we are able to monitor our most premature and sickest patients safely.”
The Lions Club of Flinders has donated more than $100,000 to Peninsula Health to help promote the health and wellbeing of the local community.
To make a gift to support patient care at Peninsula Health, visit peninsulahealth.org.au, call 9788 1284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org