New Gisborne’s Wooling Hill Memorial Estate is all set for this year’s Mount Macedon Realty -Wooling Hill Run, with proceeds going to Kyneton Health’s palliative care program.
Locals and tourists will be able to visit the beautiful grounds of the Wooling Hill Memorial Estate and run 7.2kms (6 laps) or walk 3.6km (3 laps) between 8am Friday 12th November until 6pm on Sunday 12th December.
Members of Central Highlands Rural Health’s executive and board met with Troy and Liddy Upfield, owners of Wooling Hill Memorial Estate, to walk the course and formally launch the event.
Troy and Liddy’s first fundraising target is to raise enough money to cover the cost of a cuddle bed; a specially designed bed that allows family and friends to provide physical comfort to a loved one during end-of-life care as physical closeness can deepen connections and improve quality of life. The cuddle bed offers an opportunity for loved ones to lay together and provide compassionate care as people near the end of their life.
The Wooling Hill Memorial Estate owners would like to raise enough funds to not only purchase a cuddle bed, but to also update the palliative care suite with new furnishings, artwork, paint, carpet and a fold-out sofa bed, to create a comfortable and relaxing space for patients and their visitors.
Troy Upfield said:
“We are passionate about supporting local healthcare and believe that with the support of our local community, we can give a gift that will make a real difference to Kyneton Health’s patients and their families. We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of people to our all-ability Mount Macedon Realty - Wooling Hill Run and most importantly, raising lots of money for a great cause!”
Central Highlands Rural Health CEO Maree Cuddihy said:
“Troy and Liddy’s generosity and commitment to the wellbeing of others is extraordinary. 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. All money raised through the Mount Macedon Realty - Wooling Hill Run will directly impact our palliative care patients and their families, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
Funds will be raised via corporate sponsorship, participant fees and general donations.
The event will follow current COVID-19 restrictions and is not a mass participation event.
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– Back: Peter Matthews and Kate Redwood / Front: Maree Cuddihy and Susan Jennings