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Pink Ladies get a boost COLES stores from Rosebud to Patterson Lakes and Cadbury’s parent company Mondelez and have joined to donate $10,000 to the Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary. The donation couldn’t have come at a better time for the volunteer group whose fundraising activities have been severely hampered by COVID-19. Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary president Carole Thwaites said the donation would make a big difference to the Pink Ladies and the health service. “Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have been unable to operate the kiosk and have lost a great deal in funds we are normally able to generate – this helps make up for some of that,” she said. “To be recognised by our commu-

nity in this way is very rewarding.” Peninsula Health executive director Helen Cooper said the funds would be used to buy medical equipment. “Every year, we treat more than 95,000 people in our hospitals and this donation will assist our team to provide the very best of care for our patients,” he said. Fifteen charities across the country were chosen to receive $10,000 from Mondelez and Coles supermarkets, including Beyond Blue in Victoria and the Hummingbird House in Queensland. Coles regional manager David Czislowski said the Mornington Peninsula’s 11 stores wanted to donate to a smaller charity in the area and the Pink Ladies was a unanimous choice. “The Pink Ladies puts a smile on the

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Chipping in: Coles Rosebud manager Nevena Rapajic, Mondelez territory manager Sophie Verdouw, Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary president Carole Thwaites, Mondelez regional manager Akin Egbelakin and Hastings manager Gene Edgecumbe celebrate the donation. Picture: Supplied

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faces of everyone who walks through Frankston Hospital, whether they are a patient, visitor or an essential worker,” he said. “We also know they rely heavily on volunteers so we hope this donation will be a great surprise and help to them.” Mondelez International’s senior sales manager Angela King said the donation formed part of a $150,000 giving fund from Mondelez International with Coles. “The local Coles stores told us they wanted to give back to local charities whose fundraising has been impacted by COVID-19 and we were delighted to help. It’s fantastic to see the Coles stores paying it forward to support charities and causes that matter most to them.”

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