Friends of the Foundation

The Friends of the Foundation committee (FOFz) was formed in 2011 and is the fundraising arm of the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation. It is an active, enthusiastic, committed group of volunteers. The FOFz have raised over $262,000 for the Foundation since they commenced in 2011. Scroll through the posts below to view events FOFz have held over the years. FOFz put the FUN into FUNdraising!

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For further details on how you can support Friends of the Foundation, please contact Allison Roberts on 0407 565 103.

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Penguin Bloom Movie Night – February 2021 Featured Image

Penguin Bloom Movie Night – February 2021

On February 3rd 2021 the Friends of the Foundation (FOFz) held another wonderfully successful and fun movie night, selling 108 tickets to the film "Penguin Bloom".

The Dry Movie Night – December 2020 Featured Image

The Dry Movie Night – December 2020

In December FOFz held a movie night fundraiser featuring the film "The Dry". The night raised a whopping $3,225.30. What an awesome effort for their first event in 10 months!

6th Annual Great Wimmera River Duck Race – November 2018 Featured Image

6th Annual Great Wimmera River Duck Race – November 2018

Launch of the Great Wimmera River Duck Race - October 2018 In keeping with our tradition, yellow was the colour of the day for the launch of the Great Wimmera River Duck Race at Café Jas. VIPs including Emma Kealy MP, Member for Lowan, Cr Pam Clarke, Mayor of the Horsham Rural City Council and launch sponsors Sharron Keating from Café Jas and Graeme Eldridge from Axis Employment were special guests at the launch. A special duck colouring competition sponsored…

Wines in the Vines – November 2018 Featured Image

Wines in the Vines – November 2018

Wines in the Vines at Norton Estate on Sunday, 11 November was a fantastic day filled with laughter, fun, great music and wine (in the vines). Our friends at Norton Estate are ongoing supporters of the Foundation and we sincerely thank Chris and Sam Spence for hosting this event which raised a massive $7,300 for the Foundation. We also thank Jeff Woodward, Graeme Walsh Refrigeration, Lili Vogue, Your Regional Butcher, Grampians Olive Co and Nick McIntyre who all contributed to…

Melbourne Cup Luncheon – November 2018 Featured Image

Melbourne Cup Luncheon – November 2018

Once again, the Friends of the Foundation joined forces with Quota International to host the annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Horsham’s Westside Tabaret. Guests were treated to a light luncheon with raffles and sweeps continuing throughout the afternoon. Prizes were presented to Lady of the Day, Hat of the Day, Gentleman of the Day and Tie of the Day. Thank you to the local businesses who sponsored this event and guests who attended on the day.

Ladies in Black Movie Night – September 2018 Featured Image

Ladies in Black Movie Night – September 2018

Another successful movie night was held with guests enjoying drinks and canapes prior to a wonderful show. An Australian film highlighting the impact of European migration to Australia and the rise of women's liberation in 1959 in a charming way.

Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again! Movie Night Featured Image

Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again! Movie Night

Jul 19th, 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our Mamma Mia – here we go again! movie night in July. This fantastic event raised a whopping $4,500 for the Friends of the Foundation and the Professor George Kannourakis’ Fiona Elsey Research Centre in Ballarat. We sincerely thank Ace Radio Pty Ltd, Morrow Motor Group and everyone who helped pull this fantastic event together.    

Masons, Bendigo – May 2018 Featured Image

Masons, Bendigo – May 2018

On 19 May 2018, the Friends of the Foundation hosted an exclusive loooonnnnng lunch at Masons in Bendigo, where guests were treated to a range of fabulous share style dishes featuring some of Central Victoria's finest produce. We sincerely thank Masons for putting on an amazing spread and everyone who came along and joined us for a fun day out. Another fantastic FOFz event.

Shiraz & Snags Lazy Sunday Afternoon – April 2018 Featured Image

Shiraz & Snags Lazy Sunday Afternoon – April 2018

The weather was perfect for the crowd who enjoyed the Friends of the Foundation's Shiraz 'n Snags lazy Sunday afternoon at the iconic Old Mill in Hazel Street. This regular event on the Friends of the Foundation's social calendar is the brainchild of Don McRae, Wimmera Health Care Group's Clinical Services Director by day and winemaker by night. Guest enjoyed Don's award winning Son of Grace wines and handcrafted pale ale, delicious locally made gourmet sausages from Your Regional Butcher…

The BBQ Movie Night – February 2018 Featured Image

The BBQ Movie Night – February 2018

Thanks to the 54 people who attended The BBQ movie night on 22 February 2018. Guests were treated to a delicious range of home made BBQ themed finger food and drinks in the Legacy building before being handed a special bag of Lindt chocolates and making their way next door to Centre Cinema for the movie, an Australian comedy featuring Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Julia Zemiro and Manu Feidel. Our sincere thanks lo everyone who donated prizes, food and beverages…