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NZRGPN conference fun run fundraiser

NZRGPN conference fun run fundraiser


Wellingtonians and rural healthcare colleagues will walk and run to raise the profile of rural general practice and fundraise for the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust’s work when the annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run + Walk takes place on the Wellington Waterfront on March 15, 2014.

“The annual Pat Farry Trust Fun Run + Walk brings rural health care professionals and communities together in a healthy way for a good cause”, said John Farry, chairman of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust.

The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Fun Run + Walk will be held in association with the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s (NZRGPN) during their annual conference in Wellington, 13-16 March, 2014.

Bright emerald green clad participants will take to the waterfront to complete a 5km or 10 km course, raising monies through their own sponsorship efforts and koha entry. Organisers hope to repeat the success of the 2013 event in Rotorua where participation more than doubled from the previous year. More than 180 walkers and runners and raised $3500 for the Trust.

The Trust is based in the late Dr Farry’s hometown of Queenstown and has links to the University of Otago School of Medicine where he taught. Since its founding in 2010, ten medical students have benefitted from the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust’s scholarship programme which supports travel to offshore rural healthcare learning situations.

While the organisers face the challenge that the event it is in a different location annually, as a result of the Trust’s work it has a network of supporters New Zealand-wide. Scholarship recipient’s own home and learning bases represent much of rural and urban New Zealand and include Auckland,

Thames, Tauranga, Ngatea, Matamata, Dannevirke, Masterton Paraparaumu, Wellington, Blenheim, Greymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Balclutha, and Glenorchy.

Organiser Simone Flight said that the Trust is thankful for the support that the event is receiving so far.

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