Wonderful clear blue skies and a verdant Emerald Downs Golf Course provided the perfect backdrop for the 100 plus participants in the 2019 Hastings Cancer Trust Golf Day held on Thursday 15 August.
Purple tutus, pink shirts and yellow garlands were the order of the day with everyone present having fun for a good cause.
Organisers Lynne Frances and Hazel Kirby said they were "delighted with the support from both the local golfing community and many local business partners" who had contributed raffle prizes for the day.
"As with all HCT fundraising activities, the funds raised today will be used to provide assistance for local cancer patients, carers and support services specifically within the Hastings, Macleay and Camden Haven communities," Ms Kirby said.
Ms Frances who survived cancer said the day had special significance for her.
"As part of my own cancer journey I was so grateful to be able to receive first class treatment in my home town with the comfort and encouragement of close family and friends," she said.
Three thousand dollars was raised for the Hastings Cancer Trust through the event.
The Trust was established in 2005 and aims to enhance the quality of cancer care in the Hastings, Macleay and Camden Haven regions.
Steve Thomas from the Hastings Cancer Trust said the focus was always about fundraising locally for local benefit.
"We fundraise for the whole year and then we have this grant window to provide the grants process back to the region," said Mr Thomas.
"In the past we've given more than a $1 million for specialist equipment, services and needs-based funding for local projects contributing to cancer care.
"It's very grassroots and we are trying to help groups supporting members of the public on their cancer journey."
The Trust has previously successfully fundraised to deliver a portable ultrasound machine for Port Macquarie Base Hospital and oxygenator medical device for Kempsey among other projects.