The Marathon’s Healthy Community Connections

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is pleased and proud to announce that as a result of the fantastic fundraising efforts of the runners, the generosity of our major sponsors and other supporters, the enthusiastic volunteering by local groups and the fabulous support of our community, we managed to raise more than $37,500 through the Great Ocean Road Marathon to distribute back into our community, as follows:

Apollo Bay P-12 College

$16,500

Apollo Bay Preschool

$6,500

Apollo Bay Sailing Club

$3,500

Wye River CFA

$3,000

Wye River Surf Lifesaving Club

$3,000

Kennett River Progress Assoc.

$3,500

Apollo Bay Community Website Inc.

$1,500

These organisations were very excited about the amounts being granted to them.  Upon being advised that Apollo Bay P-12 College will be receiving a grant of $16,500 the Principal, Tiffany Holt said “To be receiving this amount is just unique and extraordinary.  A very big thank you to the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation for making this possible for our school!

Health Foundation Chairman, Andrew (Buck) Buchanan said “We are absolutely delighted with this result and hope that not only will it benefit the programs of our local not-for-profit organisations, but also increase the capacity of our community to work together towards shared goals.  Of course, none of this would have been possible without the generosity of our major sponsors, Bendigo Bank and the Apollo Bay News Sheet, and the support of SLM Law and Community Care Chemist”.

The Health Foundation is looking forward to working with you again at next year’s Marathon for the benefit of our local communities along the Great Ocean Road.