The Murray to Moyne 2018 cycle relay was once again a big success thanks to a dedicated group of riders cycling for Castlemaine. Two teams totalling 26 riders hit the road and covered 530km in one weekend, riding from Echuca to Port Fairy.
Ian Fisher, CEO of Castlemaine Health said: “This year the riders were raising money for theatre equipment. Since our Murray to Moyne riders began cycling for us in 1992, they’ve raised in excess of an incredible $598,000 for the hospital. The upgrades and improvements have benefited everyone who has needed our services, and those around them.”
This year the riders’ fundraising efforts were boosted by a significant bequest donation of $50,000.
Ian said: “On behalf of our staff and volunteers, I’d like to express our very heartfelt thanks to “the Estate of Alexander Mactier and the Mactier family” for their generous bequest donation of $50,000”.
It was the Mactier family’s express wish that the funds be used through the Murray to Moyne fundraising initiative. Alexander was involved with the project in his lifetime and it was his wish to contribute financially from his Estate.
Ian said: ”I’d also like to thank our sponsors and the community for their wonderful support of the many fundraising events run by the Castlemaniacs and the Castlemaine Rouleurs over the last few months. Together these two teams have raised the impressive amount of $18,181.00. It is truly an amazing effort and one that will make a real difference to the services we provide.”
The funds raised this year will enable Castlemaine Health to purchase two high resolution theatre cameras for use in general, urology, orthopaedic ENT and gynaecological surgery. Delivering picture quality four times the resolution of TV, the highly accurate images supplied by these cameras will be used during procedures such as: hernia repairs, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and nasal surgery.
The staff and volunteers at Castlemaine Health extend their sincere thanks to our sponsors and the community for the amazing support of the Murray to Moyne fundraising efforts in 2018.