News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run/Walk a feature of conference

Annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run/Walk a feature of Network’s Rotorua conference 2013

Get your running shoes ready! The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Fun Run/Walk is back on the social calendar at the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s (NZRGPN) annual conference in Rotorua, 13-17 March, 2013.

Held for the first time at the 2012 NZRGPN conference in Queenstown, the organizers are again encouraging conference attendees to join together with the public to highlight the importance and value of the work of the rural GP and that of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust.

“The Fun Run/Walk increases awareness of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust’s work and brings health care professionals and their communities together for a good cause”, said John Farry, chairman of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust.

Participation in the Pat Farry Trust Fun Run / Walk as an individual or in a team is being promoted to the NZRGPN conference delegates and exhibitors, as well as local Rotorua medical and health care practices, sporting groups, schools and businesses.

While entry is koha, participants can help the Trust raise funds for its work.

“We are asking participants to approach their own family and friends to sponsor their efforts so that they can then donate the proceeds to the Trust,” said Pat Farry Trust Fun Run / Walk organizer Sarah Swale.

“We’re encouraging competition between delegates and local health professionals. I’ve visited a number of local practices and had a very positive response while previous participants are keen to better last year’s efforts and bring friends along.”

For the event to succeed as a fundraiser, as well as delegate and community participation, the Trust is seeking sponsorshipof spot prizes and event giveaways by Rotorua businesses and the health care sector. Early local support has come from the Lone Star and QE Health.

“Southern Cross Primary Care has generously agreed to sponsor the event for the second year, including t-shirts and drink bottles,” said Rob Olsen, NZRGPN Communications Manager.

The 2012 event attracted about 70 entrants and organisers would love to see a far bigger turnout in 2013, he said.

The NZRGPN is also sponsoring a special exhibitor prize of a free stand at the 2014 conference for the fastest exhibitor team.

“There will also be Fun Run/Walk bags, an array of spot prizes drawn at the end of the event and special prizes for the first team and individual,” said Sarah Swale.

“Support of this event and the work of the Pat Farry Trust will ultimately contribute to the quality of rural health services in all regions of New Zealand,” said John Farry.

“Our latest scholarship recipients are inspiring young medical students from Christchurch and Matamata who are committed to a career in provincial and rural New Zealand. Your support will contribute to our work to find and mentor this next generation of passionate rural healthcare professionals.”

ENDS

Note: The NZRGPN alternates its conference venue between the North and South Island each year and the Fun Run /Walk will return to the south in 2014.





About the Pat Farry Trust Fun Run / Walk 2013

Entry: Teams or individuals by Koha

Entry forms:www.PatFarryTrust.co.nz, Lone Star Rotorua, info@patfarrytrust.co.nz,

Entry: Early Bird entry closes 10 February 2013. All Early Bird entrants are guaranteed a Fun Run / Walk t-shirt, drink bottle and bag. Late entries will be taken until 6pm, Friday 15 March.

Pre-race Briefing: 6.30am at the Rose Gardens, Government Gardens, Rotorua

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2013

Start time: 7.00am

Prizegiving: 8.00am

Course: Start at Rose Gardens, run/walk to lakefront, continue around lakefront path, finish at Rose Gardens. Runners complete two circuits.

Distance:Approximately 2.5km walk or 5km run

For more information;


Sarah Swale (Entrants, Sponsors, Community Organisations)

Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust

www.PatFarryTrust.co.nz


Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust

www.PatFarryTrust.co.nz


About the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network is the only nationwide membership-based organisation in New Zealand representing the interests of rural general practice.

About the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network conference

Scheduled for March 13-17 at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, the annual five-dayconferencecarries the theme “Let’s Get Connected”. Between 300 and 350 delegates and 45 exhibitors will attend theconference, whichwill feature topics such as the Rural Broadband Initiative and technology in health, and will also forge links with rural health and other groups such as the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network (NZRHN) and the newly formed Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ). There are a range of keynote, concurrent and workshop sessions and social events throughout the programme.

For more information contact

Rob Olsen

New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

www.rgbp.org.nz

Email: Rob.olsen@rgpg.org.nz

Mob: 021 822468

Tel: 04 495 5887


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland