Goulburn Valley Health Extended Care Auxiliary is inviting people to join its members at Village Cinemas Shepparton to watch the film Hidden Figures and then enjoy an afternoon tea from 1.15pm on Thursday, May 11.
The event is a major fundraiser and the group is hoping to put the money towards buying equipment for the Mary Coram Rehabilitation and Grutzner House psycho-geriatric wings of Goulburn Valley Health.
‘‘We’re particularly hoping to fund $6000 this year for a machine affectionately known as a ‘Get up and go’ machine that supports people to walk after injuries,’’ auxiliary president Heather Lloyd said.
Last year the auxiliary’s long-term project of replacing Grutzner House’s old patient transport bus was a huge success with the new bus having been in use since August for travel to social and community events.
The critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures tells the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA who were behind one of the greatest operations in history — launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Tickets cost $20 and are available from auxiliary members or at Mimma’s Hairdressing in the Wyndham Mall walkway.
Phone 58318220 or auxiliary secretary Lolene James on 58219182 for more information.