The East Grampians Health Service’s Murray to Moyne bike riding teams, the Cranks and Defibrillators, have enjoyed another great fundraising year with strong support from the local Ararat community.
This year both teams raised over $22,000, with all funds going towards the purchase of a Cardiotocography machine for the Obstetric /Midwifery Unit to help expectant mothers.
East Grampians Health Service Community Liaison Officer Mr. Danny Drake said “This year, the riders were well supported by Christians Bus Services who provided two buses for all the riders and support crew which was a great help.” We had many other local businesses that supported the ride with a monetary donation or by an in kind donation. Ararat Rotary provided a wonderful barbeque dinner in Horsham as the riders were riding through on their way to Hamilton, which was much appreciated,” he said
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive, Mr. Nick Bush also thanked the ride supporters and said” I would like to acknowledge the support of all businesses and people of the Ararat and surrounding communities who have provided significant support to this this year’s Murray to Moyne. The Obstestic/Midwifery service is very important to the community and our service.
East Grampians Health Service Nursing Midwife Mrs. Tracey Walters said” the new Cadiotocography machine will significantly provide better observation and care for mothers and babies and improve the care we offer. Mrs. Walters expressed her gratitude to all the riders, support crew and to all the people and businesses that donated money to help purchase this vital piece of equipment.”