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Wellington outing successful for Pat Farry Trust

Wellington outing successful for Pat Farry Trust

Despite predictions of disruption by Cyclone Luci, Saturday (15 March) morning dawned fine and calm in Wellington for the annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run & Walk. Supporters numbering 150 ran, walked and talked around the waterfront course to support the Queenstown based national trust.

For the third year, the Fun Run & Walk was held in association with the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s (NZRGPN) annual conference. Conference attendees, many colleagues and peers of the late Dr Pat Farry, were joined by Wellingtonians raising money for and awareness of the Trust’s work.

Envisaged as an event to bring community and health professionals together in an informal and fun way, it is also an opportunity for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust to let Pat Farry's peers know about the Trust's achievements outside of the meeting room.

In this context, according to Simone Flight, Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Project Manager, the Trust is thrilled that not only did the Fun Run achieve these aims, in 2014 sponsorship, in-kind support and donations raised the equivalent of more than $9,000 covering the cost of running the event with a profit to spare for the first time.

"In only our third year this is great as it means our promotional efforts are not cutting into our scholarship funds," said Ms Flight, adding that “donations are still coming in.”

Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Trustee Sue Farry said that the Trust continues to look for ways to fund its scholarship programme and projects beyond the generous donations of individuals.

“The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust is hopeful that with a growing track record of events, fundraising and scholarships, the timing is right for successful grant applications in 2014,” said Mrs Farry.
Read on … http://www.patfarrytrust.co.nz/news/media-release-wellington-outing-successful-pat-farry-trust/

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