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Rotary Whale Watch Raffle supports Support Group

Proceeds from Narooma Rotary’s Whale Watching Raffle, drawn on Sunday by Norm Ingersoll of Narooma Charters, will assist the soon to be launched Narooma Prostate Cancer Support Group.

“Thanks to Norm and Nick Ingersoll who donated the prize of two whale watching tickets and our diligent Rotarians selling the tickets, we raised $1,692,” said Narooma Rotarian and Support Group member Mike Young.

When he rang Dorothy Rule of Kianga to tell her she had the winning ticket, she was absolutely delighted. “Dorothy has lived here for 20 years and never been out to Montague Island,” Mr Young said.

Narooma’s peak whale watching season begins early September and continues through to early November. “With little time left of this year’s season once we come out of lockdown, Dorothy can transfer the tickets to the 2022 season if she wishes,” Norm Ingersoll said.

The Prostate Cancer Support Group is a Narooma Rotary initiative, with the formal support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

The Group’s launch has been delayed because of the Lockdown. The proposed launch is now Tuesday 2 November at the earliest, should the post Lockdown restrictions be sufficiently eased. Otherwise the launch will hopefully occur in December.

The Group will meet at the Men’s Shed on the first Tuesday in each month at 6.30pm

Narooma Rotary President Andrew Lawson said the far south coast area has double the national average of prostate cancer sufferers, yet the nearest Support Groups are currently Yass and Shoalhaven.

“Braveheart Healthcare of the Lighthouse and Bermagui Surgeries and Narooma Men’s Shed are official supporters of the project,” Mr Lawson said.

To find out more about the Support Group, please contact Andrew Lawson at


Narooma Rotarian Mike Young holds the winning whale watching raffle ticket drawn by Norm Ingersoll of Narooma Charters. All proceeds will assist the soon to be launched Narooma Prostate Cancer Support Group.