Maldon riders raise over $11,000 for hospital

The Maldon team, hospital staff and sponsors including Waller Realty Directors, Rob and Narelle Waller. Photo: Tarrangower Times

A group of Maldon locals participated in last month’s Murray to Moyne bike ride raising more than $11,000 for the Maldon Hospital.

The Murray to Moyne, a team relay ride now in its 31st year, aims to raise much-needed funds for health care. Teams nominate the hospital or health service they will be raising funds for when they register.

This was the first year a team from Maldon has participated.

“We are extremely grateful to the group for supporting the hospital in this way,” says Katrina Sparrow, Director of Nursing at Maldon Hospital. “We’re also thankful for the sponsors, who helped get the team on the road.”

Funds raised will be used to purchase a new CPR dummy and syringe driver for the hospital. Both pieces of equipment will be used within the hospital and out in the community.

“The syringe driver will be used by our palliative care team in the hospital and by our District Nurses who visit people in their homes,” says Katrina.

“We’re in the process of partnering with trainers who will work with community groups interested in teaching CPR to their members. These groups will be able to use the new CPR dummy.”

The hospital held a thank you evening at the end of April for the riders, sponsors and supporters. Waller Realty Directors, Rob and Narelle Waller, were pleased to be able to attend.

“We’re proud to have been one of the sponsors of the Maldon Murray to Moyne team and to see the money they’ve raised go towards purchasing vital equipment for Maldon Hospital,” says Rob Waller. “Congratulations to the riders on a marvellous achievement.”