The Mount Macedon Realty: Wooling Hill Run 2022 has been run but it’s not yet done raising funds for Kyneton Health’s palliative care in the home service.
The community were invited to visit the beautiful grounds of the Wooling Hill Memorial Estate to run, walk or wheel the all-abilities course from 1 to 30 October. Well-known locals Hayden Walsh and Erin McMahon showed their support of the event by creating their own crowd raisers and getting out on the track.
Central Highlands Rural Health’s Board Member Karen O’Sullivan celebrated the final day of the event and congratulated the award winners with Troy and Liddy Upfield, owners of Wooling Hill Memorial Estate. Awards were presented for the most funds raised, fastest lap, most laps, final day lap and fastest ‘wheeler’ for wheelchair participants.
Troy and Liddy announced today that the current total raised by the event so far is over $16.5k and that they are accepting donations to the Mount Macedon Realty: Wooling Hill Run 2022 until 13 November. If you would like to contribute, please visit: www.givenow.com.au/woolinghillrun2022
Funds raised from this year’s charity run will assist the Macedon Ranges Community Nursing team in providing the best care to every person, every time. When someone has a life-limiting or terminal illness, specialised palliative care can help them to improve and sustain the quality of their life by providing expertise to manage their symptoms and support their emotional, cultural, social and spiritual needs.
Palliative care also supports the person’s carer, and this support can be over several months, weeks or days.
While some choose and receive palliative care in a residential aged care facility, hospice, or hospital, most people prefer to remain at home.
The community nurses work closely with the client’s GP and a range of allied health professionals to provide holistic care in the home seven days a week with after-hours support from the hospital staff.
Robert Read, whose wife Betty died peacefully at home in the care of the palliative care nursing team, could not speak more highly of their professionalism, compassion, and support.
“They were here every day for two months. They bought everything she needed to be comfortable and were very responsive to her changing needs,” Robert said.
“We could not have had better care anywhere else in Victoria.”
Troy Upfield said:
“We are thrilled to have raised more than last year for the hospital but we’re still going and there’s still time to donate! We know how important it is to support our local health service. The staff at Kyneton Health provide essential support to our community during their time of need, so it’s essential that we support them. I’d like to thank all the donors who contributed to this great cause, in particular, Lisa from Mount Macedon Realty, who has been extremely generous!”
Central Highlands Rural Health Executive Director of Clinical Operations Susan Jennings said:
“The funds raised through this year’s Wooling Hill Run will go directly to support our palliative care in the home patients. We couldn’t be more grateful for Troy and Liddy’s ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of the community, and Lisa’s generosity is incredible.”
Palliative care helps end-of-life patients manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our nurses focus on the needs of the individual and their family, and through a combination of medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support, we enable a person to live with dignity, peace and comfort for the duration of their illness.
Funds were raised via corporate sponsorship, participant fees and general donations.