Ulysses Gympie branch members (from left) Grahame Evans, Jeff Witts, Peter Palis and John Allen are looking forward to this weekend’s fundraising Poker Run.
Ulysses Gympie branch members (from left) Grahame Evans, Jeff Witts, Peter Palis and John Allen are looking forward to this weekend’s fundraising Poker Run. Renee Pilcher

Another good run on Ulysses card

WHEN it comes to poker runs, Gympie’s Ulysses Club is on a winner.

How do they know? It’s in the cards!

This Sunday sees the club hosting its ninth annual poker run which will raise funds for Little Haven Palliative Care.

Club president Peter Palis said the decision to support this vital local service came after speaking with Little Haven business manager Sue Manton.

“Sue told us Little Haven is a Gympie-based non-profit organisation that delivers in home nursing care with 24-hour on-call support and specialised equipment to patients with life-limiting disease at no cost to the patients,” Peter said.

“Little Haven looks after patients in the Gympie and surrounding areas. Last year they supported 118 terminal patients and their families and provided cancer support and bereavement support to more than 160 people during the year.

“With only 30 per cent of funding coming from Queensland Health, they have to fund raise in excess of $280,000 a year to continue providing the service to the Gympie region.”

Gympie Ulysses will put up $500 of its own funds as the three main prizes for Sunday’s poker run and has received additional and generous donations for minor prizes from Gympie businesses.

“So, at 8am on Sunday, we’ll be meeting at the car park of the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museumto regist for the poker run,” Peter said. “We depart at 9am and then ride through the Gympie area and conclude the day with a sausage sizzle at the Railway Hotel.

“We invite all motorcyclists, no matter what style of bike they ride – scooters, cruisers or sports bikes – all are welcome to come and help support Little Haven and join what is always a wonderful day.”

Inquiries 5482 9261.

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