ONE hundred local men came together to support the Jim Bruce Urology and Prostate Cancer Trust at the fourth annual Poker4Prostate fundraising event.
On May 26, $27,500 was raised at the Poker4Prostate event that was hosted by a committee of local men and held at the Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie.
This brings the total sum raised for local charity; the Jim Bruce Urology and Prostate Cancer Trust from these events to over $100,000.
Trustees of the Jim Bruce Trust used the fundraising event as an opportunity to show off the newly branded Jim Bruce Trust vehicle.
The Trust have purchased this vehicle specifically to transport a part-time community urology nurse, also funded by the Trust, who will visit patients who are less mobile and unable to make urology appointments at the hospital or doctors surgery.
“The incredible generosity of the Poker 4 Prostate initiative has helped us to invest in significant contributions such as the community urology nurse and the car,” said trustee Jamie Bruce.
Poker 4 Prostate committee member Stephen Mitchell recognised the number of local businesses and other sponsors that generously donated their time, services and products to ensure the event was a success.
Mitchell said all who attended the Poker 4Prostate event embraced the ideals of the event, playing competition poker as well as purchasing over $1,000 worth of raffle tickets and bidding on over $12,000 of auction prizes.
Bruce Burnham from WPT League ran the poker competition with enthusiastic punters all vying for the major prize.
Entertainment for the evening included the tunes from local ensemble U4RiA, a band featuring Rob Snow. It was Snow’s Prostate Cancer diagnosis four years ago that was the catalyst for the Poker 4 Prostate fundraising initiative.
For more information about the Jim Bruce Urology and Prostate Cancer Trust, visit jimbrucetrust.org.au.