Murray to Moyne Bike Ride in March 2015 to raise money for Midwifery Unit

Murray to Moyne cyclists have been training hard to raise money for East Grampians Health Service. The two teams entered into this year’s ride are the “Cranks & the Defibrillators”; the riders from both teams will cover a distance of over 525kms in two days leaving from the Murray River at Swan Hill to finish at the Moyne River, Port Fairy.

East Grampians Health Service, Community Liaison Officer Mr. Danny Drake said “We have an impressive group of riders for this year’s event and all riders have been training vigorously for many weeks now. It is a great effort by community members and staff of the Health Service to give up their time to fundraise for their local Health Service.

Mr Drake highlighted that the Cranks & the Defibrillators are hoping to raise $20,000 this year which help purchase a vital new piece of equipment in the Obstetric unit at EGHS. The Cardiotocography Machine will provide Doctor and nurses improved observation whilst mothers are giving birth to their new born babies.

This year’s riders are Alan Young (Captain of the Defibrillators) and his team members Brendan Hinchcliffe, Garry Tierney, Nikki Pitman, Danny Drake, Erin Hinchcliffe and Tracey Walters The Cranks team is Gary Brumby (Captain); Peter Armstrong, Ken McCready, Charlie Reid, Brenda Green, Anita Kennedy and Carly Croton Both teams will be supported by Graham Bull, Les Ralph, Rob Keith, Ray Hurstfield, Glenda Hurstfield Lisa Haddow and Dwayne Walters.

East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive Mr Nick Bush “This year’s ride sees us having a good staff involvement which is pleasing as it supports EGHS’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing in our community, I wish all the riders the very best with their fundraising efforts and with the ride from the Murray river to the Moyne river in Port Fairy and look forward to seeing them come into Port fairy.”

Danny Drake, Community Liaison Officer for EGHS was thrilled with last year’s fundraising results and is looking forward to an even better year in 2015. The riders are eagerly selling raffle tickets and looking for sponsors, so please support them or drop into the hospital a collect a raffle ticket.