Cycle Classic money attracts hospital specialist

Dr Osman Darwiche, Jim Goode (Goodes Coaches), Snowy Valleys Mayor Ian Chaffey, Councillor Hansie Armour, Snowy Valleys Council CEO Matt Hyde, Councillor Trina Thomson, Tumut District Hospital Facility Manager Katrina Walsh, Susie Peacock (Russell Street Pharmacy), Aaron Signor (Snowy Hydro), Matt Wysman (Bendigo Bank) and Dr Tarek Sari at Tumut District Hospital on Thursday.

Tumut Cycle Classic organisers officially handed over $40,000 raised from this year’s event on Thursday, delivering more great news for the community.

The money has been spent on new urology equipment, and this has led to a boost for the hospital.

“We have a new urologist from Wagga about to start, and we wouldn’t have him coming without it (the equipment purchased with this money),” Tumut District Hospital Facility Manager Katrina Walsh said.

Hundreds of riders took part in the Classic early this year, and since its inception it has raised $200,000 for purchasing vital equipment.

“Our main objective is to bring services to Tumut, to be able to bring specialists to Tumut Hospital,” Classic co-organiser Dr Tarek Sari said.

“I would like to thank the sponsors, the participants and the volunteers, as without their ongoing support the Tumut Cycle Classic would not have achieved the results it has.”  

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