Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


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/

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>c

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news