Laughs that lead to healthy futures

Eng Ho with his wife Marciella and daughter Rev Xian Ho. 163903

“It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter that I fully realised just how precious children and their wellbeing really are,” said Ocean Grove’s Eng Ho.
Eng moved to Ocean Grove a couple of years ago after taking over Geelong and Surf Coast Laundry. He joined the Ocean Grove Rotary Club and quickly became involved in its activities.
After taking over as International Director from Dick Clay Eng became interested in ROMAC (Rotary Medical Aid For Children), founded in 1988 to provide specialist treatment for children from developing countries, which aims to provide lifesaving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
ROMAC is funded mainly by donations from Rotary clubs throughout Australia and New Zealand and is staffed entirely by volunteer Rotarians.
The children are flown here with a parent and ROMAC arranges accommodation and care with host families during their stay. ROMAC sources the most appropriate surgeons and hospitals to treat the children’s conditions, which will generally include some time in paediatric intensive care due to the serious illnesses of all the children.
“We are so lucky here, we have world-class hospitals and some of the best medical staff on the planet. Last year ROMAC provided life-giving treatment for 47 children, eight of whom had their surgery in the Southern Region,” Eng said.
“Fund-raising is very important I invite you to join us for a comedy evening with well-known comedians Dave Thornton and friends to raise funds for ROMAC.”
The event will be held on Saturday 18 February, at 8pm, at Buckley’s Entertainment Centre, 54 Fellmonger’s Road, Newcomb. Tickets are $32.
Book online at TryBooking book/event?eid=248627