Presentation of 2014 Grants and AGM Thank Yous

$30,000 Otway Health Defibrillator/vital signs Monitor $2,101 Otway Health Support equipment for Youth Worker $2,000 Apollo Bay Preschool Shade Sail System $1,303 Apollo Bay Netball Club First Aid Kits $9,026 Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club Paddle BoardsB Youth activities programme $10,000 Apollo Bay P-12 College Supporting youth mental health

Our guest speaker, Tiffany Holt, Principal of Apollo Bay P-12 College, inspired us all with her vision of how to deliver extraordinary outcomes by working together.

Thanks to our host, Wayne Malady, at Captains at the Bay.

Grants were also made to the following groups for supporting the Great Ocean Marathon.B Apollo Bay P-12 College, Apollo Bay Preschool, Apollo Bay Sailing Club, Wye River CFA, Wye River Surf Life Saving Club, Kennett River Progress Association and Apollo Bay Community Website Inc.

What a year itbs been b In total we were able to distribute $92,000B for the health and wellbeing of our community.

Looking forward to what we can achieve together in 2015.

Andrew Buchanan Chairman Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation


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


Apollo Bay Preschool


Apollo Bay Sailing Club


Wye River CFA


Wye River Surf Lifesaving Club


Kennett River Progress Assoc.


Apollo Bay Community Website Inc.


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

Health Foundation Chairman, Andrew (Buck) Buchanan said bWe 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.B 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 Chemistb.

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


A Heartfelt Thank You to the Community

Andrew Buchanan Chairman Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation]]>

Running4Us – An Update from the Terry Tallis Family

Healthy Connections building a bright future for Apollo Bay !

th and 18th of May this year. 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. [caption id="attachment_683" align="alignright" width="446"]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 McMahoh (AB&DHF) and Di Clark (AB&DHF) 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)[/caption] Both the Health Foundation, and the Bendigo Bank, are committed to assisting Apollo Bay and the districtbs 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 News Sheet, as the bvoiceb 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 b and therefore our community – flourish. As a resident of Apollo Bay and district, take a moment to look around you this week, and youbll see many amazing things that have already been funded through both the Health Foundation and the Bendigo Bank;B 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.]]>

Invitation to All Local Businesses

Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation has been appointed the preferred charity for this unique and iconic Festival. For the Health Foundation to be able to raise its profile before and during this event, the partnership and support of our local businesses is paramount. By visibly demonstrating your support for us, you are in turn assisting the Health Foundation to take a leadership role in improving medical and other health services for local residents and visitors. We would therefore like to invite your support in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Provide us with a supply of your businessbs promotional material/brochures for insertion in the bshowbagb which webre considering distributing to runners who raise funds for us ( It is important that your material provides an incentive or special offer to runners and their supporters, e.g. at 10% discount on purchases during the two-day event;
  2. Donate vouchers for your business to the Health Foundation, for use as incentives and/or prizes for the event;
  3. Make a cash donation to the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation.
We hope that you will partner with us in this world-class event and, by doing so, help us to help our local communities. Please contact either Andrew (Buck) Buchanan (Ph: 0419 315 181) or Pamela Carey (Ph: 0407 816 899)]]>

'Thank You!' from the Carneys

Preferred Charity for the Great Ocean Road Marathon

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation

– Preferred Charity fo the Great Ocean Road Marathon –

The Health Foundation manages a public charitable trust fund to support, promote and protectB the health of the community of Apollo Bay and surrounding towns. The fundsB raised are returned, via grant applications, back to non-profit community organisations. Our financialB 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,B child care, kinder, school, CFA, local sports clubs and many more. This year, the Health Foundation has been appointed the Preferred Charity for the Great Ocean Road Marathon, which will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May. B We still have to compete for donations against many high profile charities.B We are just at the top of the list. This festival comprises 6 different events over the two days and attracts more than 5,500 runners from Victoria, interstate and overseas. We encourage you to become our partner in this very exciting event.B You can do this by:
  • joining our local team in the half-marathon, the “Bay Town Rollers”;
  • getting your own team together for any of the 6 events and raising money for our community;
  • volunteering to assist during the event; and
  • making a donation.
With strong community support we hope to be able to raise over $100k in the next couple of years.

B For more information, go to

Or visit our booth at the Seafood Festival on the Foreshore on

Saturday 22nd February 2014


GOR Marathon 2014

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