RDHS Thanks Participants of Murray to Moyne

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RDHS Thanks Participants of Murray to Moyne

On Sunday June 25th 2017 the Murray to Moyne Cyclists and supporters were thanked by RDHS for the funds raised by the group during their relay ride in the 2017 Murray to Moyne this year and in prior years by hosting a brunch in the RDHS Aged Care Courtyard.

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Recently RDHS was presented with a donation for $3,500 for further work to be completed in the Aged Care Courtyard, where in the last three years the group has also raised $7,500 which is a fantastic effort.

The Courtyard has been developed especially for the aged. There is an aviary and with currently breeding birds present and a herb garden. These elements are purposely established as a sensory garden for the aged Residents hence the birds and herbs in the garden beds.

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At the Brunch Peter Campisi, Chair of the RDHS Board addressed those present. In his address Peter said that RDHS has had a partnership with the Local Murray to Moyne Cycle Club since 2004. The 520 km ride to Hamilton and then onto Port Fairy is an accomplishment. The Robinvale team usually has 8 to 10 riders and a support crew.

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Peter said that since 2004 the group has raised over $80,000, initially towards the purchase of medical equipment for the health service and in recent years the funds raised have gone to the development of the Aged Care Courtyard.

The aim of the Aged Care Courtyard has been to create an area where family and friends from the local community can spend time with their loved ones in a “not so clinical” environment.

As well as the aviary and the herb garden there is a large sail shade, improved seating and special access doors. A water feature will be planned when further donations are received in the future.

Peter concluded by saying, “On behalf of the RDHS Board of Management and Staff I would like to sincerely thank you all for your generous donations and contribution to the care and comfort of those who utilise this Health Service and look forward to our continuing partnership through the very successful ‘ Murray to Moyne’ cycle relay.

Daryl McClure responded to Peter’s words by saying that the riders enjoy the event and are happy to contribute to the RDHS as the RDHS contributes so much to the community and they happy to keep the partnership going.

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Trevor Jury said he remembers when the Robinvale involvement with the Murray to Moyne began and acknowledged the work of Vin and Ann Walsh to the local groups involvement. He recalled that a hospital staff member at that time, Ross Inch, worked with Ann and Vin to start the very worthwhile project.

The Robinvale District Health Services acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land.

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