Sharon Hoskin night raises hearty amount

A fundraiser for heart transplant recipient Sharon Hoskin was a great success on Friday night, raising close to $5000.

With Sharon recovering from her successful surgery in Melbourne with husband Chris, their friends Jason and Karla Grigg took over organising the night, which aimed to raise funds to help cover costs during the recovery period.

They Facetimed Sharon and Chris onto a TV at the Naracoorte Football Club so everyone could see them. They were both happy to see everyone and to be able to say thank you for their support.


Auctioneer Richard Harvie very capably ran a well-supported auction before Jason Grigg put up his well-established beard to be shaved (Deb Gill had the honour) and Vince Latsombath had his head shaved by Stacy Wimshurst.

A money donation tin is still at the Caltex servo on Gordon Street for anyone who wants to donate further, and Karla will be selling quilted bags made by Sharon’s mother Geraldine, as well as table runners,  cot quilts, quilts and more at an upcoming market. 

The organisers thank everyone from the local community who donated goods or supported the fundraiser:



Limestone Coast Surf

Aqua Steel

Normans Carpets

Gavin Blacker

Annie Borg

Geraldine Russell



Max Hage

Ink Obsession Tattoo

Blink Hair

Paula Plummer

Andrew Borg

Ainsley and Rachael Dowling

Tony and Elaine Mackereth

Naracoorte Sportspower

Rob Hannaford Furniture

Betta Electrical

Stacy and Mick Wimshurst

Mitre 10

Drews Workshop Supplies

Laundry Hub

Munns Tools

Tasco Inland

Limestone Coast Motorcycles and Mowers

Louise Cazzolato

Hide Leather Penola

Drop bears Homecare

Lovely little Knots

Store 21

Kincraig Hotel

Kathy Sexton

Commercial Hotel

Naracoorte Hotel

Bank SA Naracoorte

Naracoorte Woolworths

Maggi’s Caltex servo

Veg Shed

Naracoorte Bakery

Staff at Naracoorte Subway

Naracoorte Pizza House

Danielle Doyle

Naracoorte Football Netball Club

Ethan Hoskin

Jacky Lueth

Tender Cuts 

“Granny” Foodland butcher

Sir Loin Butchers