Kerang District Health continues to receive valuable financial assistance from residents and service clubs from the local community and surrounding district. In 2020/21 $89,230 was received in donations with major contributions being received from the Kerang District Health Ladies Auxiliary $50,000, Estate of the Late Joyce Moore $11,915, Kerang Murray to Moyne Team $5,000, Family of Edna and Harold Allen $1,000, Kerang Senior Citizens $1,000 and Allan McCallum and Joseph Gec.
The Ladies Auxiliary under the leadership of Mrs Wilma Ellis and her committee continue their loyal support to the health service and their donation of $50,000 received by the Board of Directors in March 2021 confirms their dedication to improving facilities for patients, residents and clients at Kerang District Health. The Rita Hall Opportunity Shop in Fitzroy Street remains their main source of income
2021/22 – In late December 2021, the Ladies Auxiliary donated a further $75,000 which is an absolutely amazing effort; especially since the shop was shut for more than 10 weeks during the pandemic. This money and the equipment that has been replaced with this generous donation will be highlighted in the 2021/22 Annual Report.
KDH are so very grateful for all donations.
See our Gifts and Benefits Register.
One of the major events that provides much needed fundraising for Kerang District Health is the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay. For more information on the event itself click here www.murraytomoyne.com.au
To sponsor the Kerang District Health team please click on the donate tab on the Murray to Moyne website nominating Kerang District Health as the team you would like to donate to, OR contact Kerang District Health for more information.
On the 27th and 28th of March this year a group of local cyclists completed a cycling challenge covering the distance from Echuca to Port Fairy.
Sixteen riders and four support crew participated in this year’s annual Murray to Moyne relay event which has been run over the past 34 years. The event has a strong fundraising component which supports hospitals and local health services throughout south-eastern Australia.
Riders from the Loddon Murray Cycling Club based in Kerang gathered early on March 27th and embarked on the journey via bus to reach the starting point in Echuca.
The team assembled with the support of marshalls and bus drivers beginning the 520km relay at the Murray River in Echuca with a target destination of the Moyne River at Port Fairy.
Clear skies and mild temperatures featured however decent head and cross-winds for most of the day certainly raised the difficulty on day 1 which took riders through Mitiamo, Pyramid Hill, Boort, Charlton and St Arnaud before stopping at Stawell for a fantastic feed provided by a network of amazing support crew.
The evening leg of the event took riders through the eastern side of the Grampians via Moyston and Willaura before the final stretch from Dunkeld to Hamilton with the team arriving around midnight for a well-earned rest. The relay teams generally rode in one-hour sessions in groups of 5-6 riders before travelling on one of the buses to recharge and refuel for the next leg. Individuals rode a total distance of up to 200km on the first day.
On day 2 riders departed Hamilton at around 7.20am and favourable conditions encouraged all riders to press on despite nursing some residual aches and pains from the preceding day. A fantastic morning tea at Broadwater once again provided by the amazing support crew was the envy of many of the other teams and enabled the team to regroup, recharge and sail into Port Fairy with an arrival around 10.30am.
Whilst the purpose of the event is to raise funds for our local hospital, riders certainly enjoy the social and health related aspects of the event and the wonderfully supportive and inclusive culture of riding together in a group.
The group is exceptionally appreciative of the support of the local community and beyond with essential funds being received relating to this years raffle which has been vital towards raising funds for new equipment for Kerang Hospital. The raffle is drawn on the 30th of June and tickets may be purchased through the Kerang Hospital and the Little Shoe Shop. If anybody is interested in joining the club or inquiring about sponsorship or fundraising please contact Brent McKnight on 0428 572 377.
Murray to Moyne Team 2021
Left to right (back row): Leigh Scholler, Dennis Gillingham, Kayden Gillingham, Steve O’ Donahue, John Rumbold (bus drivers) Darren Bray, Dale Hartley, Rhys Martin, Brent Hollier.
Middle Row: Ryan Edwards, Keiran Schneider, Margy Christian, Brent McKnight, Simon O’Halloran
Front row: Max Christian, Jayne McDonald, Nathan Henery, Steve Jones
Absent: Bec Hewitt (joined the team at Boort)
Volunteer support: A health care organisation such as Kerang District Health cannot function without the dedication, support and commitment it receives from its many volunteers. Volunteers play a valuable role in the day to day operations of our health service in areas such as the Day Activity Centre, The Mens Shed and Glenarm.
For more information on Volunteers see our Volunteers page.