December 13th, 2021$13,000 FOR END OF LIFE PATIENTS
New Gisborne’s Wooling Hill Memorial Estate has wrapped up this year’s Wooling Hill Run raising $13,000 for Kyneton Health’s palliative care program.
Locals and tourists were invited to visit the beautiful grounds of the Wooling Hill Memorial Estate to run or walk from the 12th November to the 12th December.
Central Highlands Rural Health’s Chief Executive Officer Maree Cuddihy met with Troy and Liddy Upfield, owners of Wooling Hill Memorial Estate, to accept the funds raised and congratulate the prize winners.
Troy and Liddy’s first fundraising target which was 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 raised enough funds to not only purchase a cuddle bed, but also update the palliative care suite with new soft furnishings to create a comfortable and relaxing space for patients and their visitors.
Troy Upfield said:
“We are thrilled to raise enough funds for the hospital to purchase a cuddle bed for their end of life patients. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the local community that came and participated as well as the major sponsors, Lisa from Mount Macedon Realty and Deon from Jomor Healthcare.”
Central Highlands Rural Health CEO Maree Cuddihy said:
“The $13,000 raised through the Wooling Hill Run will directly impact our palliative care patients and their families, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Troy and Liddy’s commitment to the wellbeing of the community 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.
For more information please visit: https://woolinghillestate.com.au/charity-run/