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Phone (03) 5237 7399        0419 315 181
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Website www.abhealthfoundation.org

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Healthy Connections building a bright future for Apollo Bay!

The Health Foundation is very proud to announce a wonderful new partnership with The Apollo Bay and District Bendigo Bank, and the Apollo Bay News Sheet as our major sponsors for the Great Ocean Road Marathon.  Branch Manager of Bendigo Bank, Apollo Bay, Jenny Rippon sets great importance in creating and maintaining strong bonds within the community.  This, in turn, will bring greater opportunities for Apollo Bay to prosper and grow, to the benefit of the whole town.

run4us team 2014

L to R, Pip Cuming (AB&DHF), Jenny Rippon (Bendigo Bank), Andrew "Buck" Buchanan (AB&DHF), Valda Bawden (Apollo Bay News Sheet),
Pamela Carey (Run4Us Coordinator), Kerry McMahon (AB&DHF) and Di Clark (AB&DHF)

Both the Health Foundation and the Bendigo Bank are committed to assisting Apollo Bay and the district’s many not-for-profit groups, to obtain their goals by providing much needed financial support; these endeavours are in turn supported by The Apollo Bay Community Website and the Apollo Bay News Sheet, as the “voices” of the community, and as a vital communication link.

With such strong partnerships our not-for-profits, which are the lifeblood of any small community, can actually reach for the stars in terms of tangible programs and the physical structures that they require in order to help their organisations – and therefore our community - flourish.

As a resident of Apollo Bay and district, take a moment to look around you and you’ll see many amazing things that have already been funded through both the Health Foundation and the Bendigo Bank; things like critical medical equipment at Otway Health and Community Services, support of the Stephanie Alexander Program at Apollo Bay P12 College, a trailer to transport vital life saving equipment for the Apollo Bay Life Saving Club, and much more.

The partnership of the Health Foundation and the Bendigo Bank, and the support of The Apollo Bay News Sheet is building a strong foundation for community support long into the future, and when our community thrives, so too, does our beautiful town.

Your Community Website is an official supporter of the upcoming Great Ocean Road Marathon.  This short video of the Carney Family is a great example of how your contribution can be put to work when you nominate The Apollo Bay Health Foundation with your entry in this great event.

Preferred Charity for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The Health Foundation manages a public charitable trust fund to support, promote and protect the health of the community of Apollo Bay and surrounding towns.  The funds raised are returned, via grant applications, back to non-profit community organisations.  Our financial assistance is paramount to maintaining and improving health-related and associated facilities in our community.  We have so far given to the local hospital (OHCS), aged care facility, ambulance service, child care, kinder, school, CFA, local sports clubs and many more.

In 2014 the Health Foundation was appointed the Preferred Charity for the Great Ocean Road Marathon, which took place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May.  We still have to compete for donations against many high profile charities.  We are just at the top of the list.  This festival comprised 6 different events over the two days and attracted more than 5,500 runners from Victoria, interstate and overseas.

With strong community support we hope to be able to raise over $100k in the next couple of years.

For more information go to www.abhealthfoundation.org.


Carney family from Steve Sheers on Vimeo.