PALLIATIVE care patients will be able to spend more time with their family and friends thanks to a donation to Daffodil Cottage.
The $4500 donation, from the Bathurst Highland Society, has been used to buy three syringe drivers, which gradually administer fluid to a patient.
Bathurst Highland Society secretary Elaine Egan said palliative care patients will be able to take the syringe drivers from Daffodil Cottage so they can be pain-free for 24 or 48-hour periods at home.
"They can be with their friends and family and in their own surroundings," she said.
Ms Egan said the society asked Daffodil Cottage how it would like to use the $4500 donation and "that [the syringe drivers] was what they were looking for".
The money was raised from the Bathurst Highland Society's annual debutante ball, which was held this year on May 11 at a packed auditorium at Panthers Bathurst.
Fifty young women and men attended weekly rehearsals for three months leading up to the ball to learn 14 traditional dances.
The society chooses a different charity to support each year using the money raised from the ball, Ms Egan said.
Daffodil Cottage provides cancer services for patients and carers from Bathurst and surrounding areas.