ALMOST $150,000 was raised in just a few hours at the inaugural luncheon of the Mildura Base Public Hospital’s Foundation KC Society in Mildura last Friday.

More than 150 guests lined the pavement on Deakin Avenue in front of 400 Gradi and Stefano’s Café to support the society, which honours the legacy of popular Mildura surgeon Dr Kevin Chambers.

The Mildura Base Public Hospital, through its foundation, established the KC Society to provide financial scholarships to young people who have chosen to further their education in health at tertiary level.

Leading local business people, generous community members and guests, including members of Dr Chambers' family, who travelled from Sydney to be part of the event, dug deep to support the scholarship program.

Left to right – Jen Chambers, Clinton Free, Julie Chambers, Jas Chambers, Nick Perrott and Scott Chambers.