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					                                                                                                                    Newsflash: BREAKTHROUGH
                                                                                                                    The ICCP have released the first ever guide to clinical trials – what
                                                                                                                    you should know.
                                                                                                                    As you may be aware, the Neil Sachse Foundation is a member of the International Campaign for
                                                                                                                    the Cure of spinal cord injury Paralysis (ICCP), which is an organisation that facilitates international
                                                                                                                    collaboration regarding spinal cord injury research and treatments.
                                                                                                                    One project undertaken by the ICCP has recently come to fruition. After 2 and a half years of
                                                                                                                    collecting and collaborating research, writing and discussion, the ICCP is proud to present six
                                           In this edition:                                                         papers on experimental clinical trials – two regarding what you should know when considering
                                                                                                                    participation in clinical trials and four outlining the guidelines to follow when conducting clinical
                                           • AGM Report                                                             trials.

                                           • The Foundation moves                                                   If you or someone close to you is considering participation in a clinical trial, the Neil Sachse
                                             to the city                                                            Foundation recommends that you take the time to read the recommendations put forth by
                                                                                                                    the ICCP.
           Volume 11, Issue 1 March 2007

                                           • Breakthrough – new ICCP                                                Summary papers, in addition to the full reports, can be downloaded from our website
                                             clinical trail guidelines                                     Further information regarding the ICCP can be found at their website

                                           • Launch Campaign Update                                                 This is a positive move and we believe it will improve the organisation’s profile and increase
                                                                                                                    its business opportunities.
                                           • Message from the
                                             Chairman RICK HARLEY

                                           • Event Calendar
                                                                                                                    Launch Campaign Supporters
                                           • Supporter Profile
                                             – Helen Sosnowski

                                                                                                                                                                            Clockwise from top left: Greg Fahey proudly accepted
                                                                                                                                                                            his certificate from Neil Sachse, CEO at the Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                            Resort Hotel, West Lakes.
                                                                                                                                                                            Neil Sachse presenting Andre Vreugdenburg of
 Contact Us                                                              AGM                                                                                                PT Design with his recognition certificate, after
                                                                                                                                                                            he became a key supporter of the Foundation.
 Neil Sachse Foundation                                                  The Annual General Meeting was held                                                                Warrick Welsh from PBF Australia and Neil Sachse
 ABN 30624 423 759                                                       on November 27th 2006. During which,                                                               at the PBF Australia Presentation Evening, where
                                                                                                                                                                            PBF Australia joined the list of key supporters.
                                                                         Mr Rick Harley, Mr Geoff Ellery and
                                                                         Mr Robert Ryan were re-elected to
 Office Address:                                                          the Board of Directors.
 141 Ifould St

                                                                         The Foundation
 Phone: 08) 8227 1777                                                    moves to the city                          As you know, the Neil Sachse Foundation was launched on November 21 last year. A fundraising
 Fax: 08) 8232 4311                                                                                                 campaign was also launched on this day, which was to attract 100 individuals and businesses to
                                                                         Recently, the organisation moved
                                                                                                                    each donate $5000 per year for two years. This would then provide us with $1 million to develop
                                                                         offices from Nailsworth into the Adelaide
                                                                                                                    the Centre of Excellence for spinal cord injury research and treatment and push towards clinical
                                                                         CBD. The Neil Sachse Foundation now                                                                                                 trials for spinal cord injury. The Neil Sachse Foundation would like to thank everyone that has
                                                                         operates from 141 Ifould St, Adelaide.
                                                                                                                    donated to this campaign and in particular, recognise those that have become a key supporter:                                                          This move is a very exciting change,
                                                                         making the Foundation more accessible.
                                                                                                                    Paraquad SA HomeCare Plus                              Palmer Group
                                                                         The Neil Sachse Foundation would like
                                                                         to thank SA Care for their support this    Graeme Bignell                                         PBF Australia
                                                                         year and for PT Design for providing us
                                                                                                                    Adtrans                                                PT Design
                                                                         with office space for 2007 and beyond.
                                                                                                                    HMNS                                                   Colin Dunsford
                                                                                                                    AFL Players Association
                                                                                                                    Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation                      A special thank-you must also be extended
                                                                                                                                                                           to Greg Fahey of the Lakes Resort Hotel
                                                                                                                    The Rotary Club of Modbury
                                                                                                                                                                           for his assistance on the day of the Launch
                                                                                                                    John and Sandy Johnston                                and his subsequent participation in the
Message from the                                    SUPPORTER Profile: Helen Sosnowski
                                                                                                                                                                           OUR APPROACH
                                                                                                                                                                           Great ideas start with fresh thinking.
                                                                                                                                                                           A good idea can make the complex
                                                                                                                                                                           simple and create a lasting impression.
                                                                                                                                                                           Aesthetics bring an idea to life, but fresh
                                                                                                                                                                           thinking sets it apart.

                                                                                                                                                                           WHAT WE DO
                                                                                                                                                                           designCentric provides graphic
                                                                                                                                                                           design services, brand, marketing and
                                                                                                                                                                           communications consulting to help our
                                                                                                                                                                           clients to succeed.
Welcome to 2007! I hope that all of you had                                                                                                                                Services include strategy planning,
a great Christmas and festive season. As                                                                                                                                   web design and development, new
you will read elsewhere in this newsletter,                                                                                                                                identity design, illustration, marketing,
many things have happened so far this year                                                                                                                                 promotional and communications
and there are also many new initiatives in          Helen (centre) with designCentric team members, from left, Nigel Black, Simon Perrin, Sue Graham-Sutton and business
                                                    partner, Ruth Stewart. Inset Fontaine Anderson.
                                                                                                                                                                           materials – electronic and print,
the pipeline for 2007.                                                                                                                                                     campaign ads, wayfinding and
The first piece of exciting news is that             Helen Sosnowski is the Design Director                        Why did you become involved in                           environmental signage, display materials,
we have moved office premises and are                of designCentric, a graphic design and                        the organisation?                                        and photography.
now located in the city. I feel that this new       communications business in Adelaide.
                                                                                                                  We made a decision quite a while ago,                    CREATIVITY
professional CBD location will be very
beneficial for all our supporters as it will now     Helen and her team at designCentric have been                 as a business, to support the work that Neil             Management and staff of designCentric
be easier to visit the office and see what we        very helpful to the Foundation, by creating the               was doing. The scope of his vision is quite              have undertaken Lateral Thinking
are up to. On behalf of the organisation,           new Neil Sachse Foundation brand and identity,                inspiring. We also felt that what we could do            and Six Thinking Hats training and
I would like to extend a big thank-you to           as well as designing the website and Launch                   for his organisation would actually help make            coaching, through the national Edward
SA Care for providing us with office space           brochure. designCentric actively sponsors                     a difference to him achieving his goals. And             de Bono Institute. We use the formal
for 2006 and for PT Design for coming on            the Foundation by designing this quarterly                    Neil’s a great bloke with a wonderful sense              thinking tools in our everyday business
board this year.                                    newsletter.                                                   of humour, we have fun when we get together!             and in our approach to creativity and
                                                    Further, Helen is a member of our Marketing                                                                            innovative design work. designCentric’s
I am also very happy to report that the
                                                    and Fundraising Committee, assisting in the                                                                            experiences are featured in the book
fundraising campaign commenced in                                                                                 How has being involved in the organisation
                                                    marketing and fundraising strategic direction of                                                                       about de Bono’s work with Australian
conjunction with the Neil Sachse Foundation                                                                       helped you or your business?
                                                    the Foundation. She has been a great supporter                                                                         businesses: Rethink by Leo D’Angelo
Launch last November is going well, with
                                                    of the Foundation and we would like to thank                  Networking is the obvious answer, but it’s               Fisher, published in 2006.
more businesses and individuals joining the
                                                    her and her team at designCentric for all of                  really more than that too. While we’re a small
ever-growing list of supporters, now including                                                                                                                             SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE
                                                    their assistance.                                             business, with reasonably small resources,
Datanet, Palmer Group, PBF Australia, PT                                                                                                                                   MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                  we want to give back to the community in a
Design and Colin Dunsford. I would like to
                                                                                                                  practical way. Part of our business’ belief and          We understand that each client is
welcome each of these supporters to this
                                                    Now, an interview with Helen.                                 value system is, “you get back what you give             unique. And we know that collaboration
elite group of people and congratulate them
                                                                                                                  out”.                                                    produces the best results.
on becoming proactive about finding a cure
for spinal cord injury. I urge each and every                                                                                                                              We have an excellent record for project
                                                    How did you become involved in the
one of you to also commit to the cause by                                                                                                                                  and contract management and offer
                                                    Neil Sachse Foundation?                                       Tell us something you do on weekends
assisting the Foundation to fulfil its aims.                                                                                                                                the complete range of graphic design
                                                    Our association with Neil began many years                    Most of my ‘spare’ time revolves around relaxing         services, print production management,
In addition, I am proud to report that the
                                                    ago, at a Wheelchair Sports fund-raising                      and staying fit. Most weekends I try to fit in a           writing, editing and proof-reading, and
Foundation successfully gained a grant from
                                                    event. Initially, we supported Neil’s fundraising             reasonable bike ride, up or down the coast.              strategic communication assistance.
Community Benefits SA, an SA government
                                                    events by attending a number of functions.                    Other things I try to make time for include
grant-making agency late last year. We                                                                                                                                     Why not talk to us or visit our website
                                                    We then become more involved by providing                     my garden, reading about other cultures and
appreciate this support and hope to be                                                                                                                                     – or call us
                                                    our design services for his first website for the              listening to an eclectic range of world music.
successful in future applications to this                                                                                                                                  on 8232 3377.
                                                    Spinal Research Fund of Australia (now the Neil               Family and friends feature strongly in my life
funding body.
                                                    Sachse Foundation), in the late 1990s.                        and there are the frequent get-togethers to
Our new website has been very influential                                                                          share with them.
in providing our supporters and the general
public with further information on spinal cord
injury, the Foundation’s work and what they
can do to help. Also, a number of volunteers
have come on board through viewing the
                                                                                          EVENT Calendar                                                                     ANDERSONS SOLICITORS
site and we have also received a number                                                                                                                                                Proud sponsors
                                                    Neil Sachse Foundation LUNCHEON – April 28
of donations through the online link, which                                                                                                                                     of the Neil Sachse Foundation
                                                    The Neil Sachse Foundation will host a luncheon on Saturday 28th April at the Public Schools Club,
is very exciting. I welcome you to view this
                                                    207 East Tce, Adelaide, from 12:30 for a 1:00 start. This luncheon will raise funds to continue our                    185 Victoria Square, ADELAIDE, 8238 6666
                                                    work into finding a cure for spinal cord injury. We urge all to attend. It will include a 2 course meal,
                                                                                                                                                                           110 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide 8447 4911
As always, our Medical Advisory Committee           cheese platter, tea and coffee, drinks and interactive entertainment. It will be ten to a table, tickets
has been working with our international             pre-purchased and $70 per head. Please support the Neil Sachse Foundation by attending this                            11A Seventh Street, Murray Bridge 8532 3141
partners to monitor research and progress           Luncheon. Please contact the Foundation for further information or to purchase tickets.
into clinical trials around the world. Significant                                                                                                                          2 Hill Street, Victor Harbor 1800 653 655
advancements such as the ICCP clinical trial        Neil Sachse Foundation RACE DAY – June 23                                                                              Visiting Mount Gambier, Christies Beach
guidelines are being developed and we are           June 23rd will see the inaugural Neil Sachse Foundation Race Day at Allan Scott Park Morphetville!
in a prime position to capitalise on these.                                                                                                                                and Port Lincoln 1800 653 655
                                                    The SAJC and Jon O’Connor, ex jockey and now trainer have joined together to present an enjoyable
We will continue to keep you informed on            day trackside.
developments in the field and the steps being                                                                                                                               Website
                                                    The Neil Sachse Foundation will also host an Official Luncheon, providing a lovely meal in the comfort
taken to bring a cure for spinal cord injury
                                                    of a special indoor pavilion. Please come out and support our worthy cause and we hope that you
                                                    are lucky on the day!
Thank you all for your continued support            Further information regarding the Race Day will be distributed as it becomes available – please watch
and I hope that you enjoy this edition of           for the next newsletter or visit our website for details.
Stand Up.
                                                    PASTA NIGHT
                                                    The Pasta Night is on again! Each year the Foundation runs this fun and exciting event and each year

                                                    it gets bigger and better. There is little doubt that this year’s Pasta Night will be better again, although
                                                    the bar has been raised – in 2006, $19,500 was raised for the Foundation. Can we top it in 2007?
                                                    With your help, we are confident that we can! You can be a part of this fun and entertaining evening
                                                    and you never know - Elvis may even be there again! You’ll just have to come and see! You’ve heard
                                                    all the hype and positive feedback from previous year’s attendees, now come and see it for yourself!
                                                    Come to the Pasta Night and have a great time. Tickets will be by pre-purchase – please contact
                                                    the Foundation for more information.                                                                                                                     March 2007
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