Murray to Moyne team achieves target

East Grampians Health Service’s Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay teams, the Cranks and Defibrillators, have raised more than $12,700 following the 2022 event.

The team had a target of $10,000 to raise towards a specialised bed for the new Palliative Care Area at East Grampians Health Service.

The Palliative Care Area has been relocated to the Inpatient Unit, due to the redevelopment of the medical imaging department, part of the overall $8.6 million redevelopment of the theatre, pathology and medical imaging departments.

This year, due to a much smaller team, the group chose to take part in the ‘Sunday Striders’ event, a 90 kilometre ride from Hamilton to Port Fairy through the picturesque and challenging hills of Macarthur, rather than the full ride from Swan Hill to Port Fairy.

The team ran a number of smaller fundraisers this year, including the Ararat Market and the popular raffle.

“We also received very generous sponsorship from many Ararat businesses and we very much appreciate their support, it doesn’t go unnoticed,” EGHS Chief Executive Nick Bush said.

“EGHS also appreciates the support of the Murray to Moyne team, who train hard throughout the year to complete the ride, as well as the volunteer bus drivers and support crew, all of whom also assist with fundraising and sponsorship. EGHS is lucky to have volunteers who continue to support EGHS each year.”

Pictured: The 2022 Murray to Moyne team prior to setting off from Hamilton, L-R, Jason Shipcott, Graham Bull, Rob Keith, Erin Hinchliffe, Ken McCready, Jo Byron, Mario Santilli, Wayne Klauss, Alan Young, Charlie Reid and Graeme Foster