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					                                                The Mary Potter Foundation Inc.
                                                        Supporting the Mary Potter Hospice and the Calvary Cancer Centre
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          We care for                                                                 Mary Potter Matters - Summer 2007/08



Dr Greg Crawford Appointed to Mary Potter Lectureship Position
The Mary Potter Foundation is pleased
to announce that the position of Mary
Potter Lecturer has been filled by one
of Adelaide’s leading palliative care
practitioners – Dr Greg Crawford.
Dr Crawford is currently Clinical
Head of Palliative Care at Lyell
McEwin Hospital and has been the
Medical Director of the Lyell McEwin
comprehensive palliative care service
for 6 years. He has worked in palliative
medicine for 11 years.




                                                                                                                                                PICTURE: BRYAN CHARLTON
Primarily a teaching position, the Mary
Potter Lectureship is the result of a
partnership between the University of
Adelaide and the Mary Potter
Foundation.
Commenting on the appointment, the          into the role of depression in the care         Away from the clinical setting, Dr
Chairman of the Mary Potter                 of patients with terminal illness.”             Crawford plays piano and pipe organ
Foundation, Mr Danny Watson said                                                            for relaxation and continues to study
                                            Dr Crawford is a Fellow of the
“The Foundation is extremely pleased                                                        the pipe organ at the Elder
                                            Australasian Chapter of Palliative
that this new and innovative position                                                       Conservatorium. He is currently the
                                            Medicine (RACP) as well as the Royal
will be filled by someone of Dr
                                            Australian College of General                   organist at St John’s Anglican Church,
Crawford’s calibre. Given Dr Crawford’s
                                            Practitioners. He has a Master’s degree         Halifax Street, Adelaide.
standing in the palliative care
community, we are confident that his        from Flinders University and is
                                                                                            He is married with one daughter who
appointment will enhance the                completing a doctorate on “Depression
                                                                                            is studying medicine and music at the
reputation of the Mary Potter Hospice       in Australian palliative care patients.” He
                                                                                            University of Adelaide.
both nationally and internationally.”       is currently the Honorary Secretary of
                                            the Australian and New Zealand                  Dr Crawford will take up his new role at
Dr Crawford is enthusiastic about
                                            Society of Palliative Medicine, the             the Mary Potter Hospice on the 1st of
expanding the education of palliative
medicine at both under and post             Coordinator of Advanced training for            February 2008.
graduate level. “I am really delighted to   Palliative Medicine for the Royal
                                            Australasian College of Physicians and          Dr Greg Crawford is pictured in the Mary
be taking up this post. This is a great
opportunity to look at education and        is chairman of the South Australian             Potter Hospice with (left) sixth year
service delivery within the private         Palliative Care Liaison Group. He sits on       University of Adelaide medical student
sector. And I am keen to look at            several national and state advisory             Katie Goodenough and (right) Melanie
undertaking some research, particularly     boards for palliative care issues.              Winter, fourth year medical student.




                                            A South Australian Charity for South Australians
                                                                                                                A SIGN OF ETHICAL FUNDRAISING
‘A Night of Wine and Roses’ Raises $88,000 for Hospice
                                                                                    In August, friends of The Mary Potter
                                                                                    Foundation enjoyed a wonderful evening
                                                                                    celebrating the Foundation’s 20th
                                                                                    anniversary. Guests danced to the Lindy
                                                                                    Hip Big Band and were entertained by
                                                                                    Tasso Bouyessis and Annamaria Beni.
                                                                                    Auctions on the night raised $40,000 and
                                                                                    with the financial support from our
                                                                                    corporate friends at San Remo, the
                                                                                    Commonwealth Bank, Clinpath
                                                                                    Laboratories, and Radiology SA the net
Executive Director of The Mary Potter     Tenor Tasso Bouyessis is pictured with    amount raised to support the Mary Potter
Foundation. Elizabeth Clare (right) is    soprano Annamaria Beni. Their             Hospice came to $88,000. A magnificent
pictured with artist Peter Coad and his   performance at the dinner was one         result from a memorable night!
wife Rosalie. Peter very generously       of several moving highlights              Thank you to the following whose support
donated a painting to the event.          of the evening.                           helped make the evening such a
                                                                                    wonderful success:

                                                                                    Adelaide Motors            Mudhoney
                                                                                    BEA Motors                 National Pharmacies
                                                                                    Brenden French - Glass     Neutrog Australia
                                                                                    Artist
                                                                                    Cadbury Schweppes          Nippy’s Natural Fruit Juices
                                                                                    Central Audio/Visual       Omega Framers
                                                                                    Chartered Accountants      One Rundle Trading
                                                                                    ChemPlus                   Optometrists on O’Connell
                                                                                    Chianti Classico
                                                                                    Coco's Hair & Day Spa      Ottoway Jewellers
                                                                                    Coopers Brewery            Palace Nova Cinemas
                                                                                    Diamonds Camera & Video    Peter Coad - Artist
                                                                                    Eamonn Vereker - Glass     Piccadilly Cinemas
Clinical manager of the Mary Potter       ETSA staff who kindly volunteered on      Artist                     Porsche Centre Adelaide
                                                                                    Elite Picture Framing
Hospice, Helen Walker RN is pictured      the night included (from left)Teresa      Enoteca                    Powertools
with Peter Lehmann.                       Sergi, Toni Rowland and Julia Sagoleo.    Entertainment              Raw Pearls of Hyde Park
                                                                                    Publications               Rebecca Dawson - Artist
                                                                                    Fabric of Life             Robert Hannaford - Artist
                                                                                    Geoff Merrill Wines
                                                                                                               Royal Agricultural &
                                                                                    Grahams Jewellers
                                                                                    Graphic Language Design    Horticultural Society of SA
                                                                                    In Front Management        Inc
                                                                                    Jane Cummings              SA Life
                                                                                    Jane Doyle                 SACA
                                                                                    Janesce
                                                                                    Jaquillard Minns           Sam Hill-Smith
                                                                                    Jeff Timms Jewellery       Sophie Thomson
                                                                                    Judy Morris                Southern Quarries
                                                                                    Keren Seelander - Artist   Stam Fruit Supply
                                                                                    Kilikanoon Wines           Suzie Berger
                                                                                    Klemich Real Estate
                                                                                    Lindsay Park Racing Stud   The Bamboo Body Spa
                                                                                    Maggie Beer's Farm Shop    The Conservatory
The Mary Potter Foundation board          Compere for the night was radio and       Maison European Design     The House of Healing
member, Ann Magasdi (far right)           television celebrity Jane Doyle. She is   Mal Hemmerling             The Lindy Hip Big Band
                                                                                    Marshall Art
pictured with (from left) Irene           pictured with Foundation staff            Martin Hamilton-Smith MP   The Old Lion
Janiszewska, Joe Janiszewska and          members Michelle Jewels (left) and        Mat Denton                 The Rolling Pin
Robin Dillon Griffin.                     Belinda Chapman (right)                   Matt Larwood               VMoto SA



The Mary Potter Foundation wishes to thank our Platinum sponsors for ‘A Night of Wine and Roses’:




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TCTV Media Productions – Producing and Walking for Love
A DVD called ‘Caring for All’ has been    Chris, who walked in the Walk for Love
made to celebrate the 20th                this year in memory of her sister
anniversary of The Mary Potter            Lorraine who died in the Mary Potter
Foundation. Produced by creative          Hospice in 1989 was the overall
duo Chris and Tony Horsman, of TCTV       winner ‘Highest Fundraiser Walker’
Media Productions, the DVD outlines       raising $1517. “I emailed all our friends
the history of the Foundation and         and family and asked for sponsorship,
highlights the compassionate work of      expecting $5 - $10 pledges. However
the Mary Potter Hospice.                  many gave $20 - $50. “
The Horsmans first met Executive          “Then our friend Maureen from
Director Elizabeth Clare when they        Sydney contacted me and threw
were participating in the 2007 Walk for   down a challenge. If I walked the
Love. “Elizabeth mentioned that she       seven km course twice, she would
wanted to make a DVD for the 20th         give $500, but if I could also convince
anniversary dinner and after further      Tony to walk the course with me (also       Chris and Tony Horsman pictured prior to
discussions with her, we agreed to        twice) she would make the total             attending “A Night of Wine and Roses” in
produce the DVD, charging only            donation $1000. Of course we                August. Their DVD entitled “Caring For All”
enough to cover our out-of-pocket         accepted the challenge. And my              was shown on the night.
expenses,” said Tony.                     friend Carol Kingsley came along too.”
“During production, we received           “I really appreciated the generosity
generous support from musicians           with which my friends, and especially
Emily Davis and Steve Pederson who        Maureen, supported my fundraising
played the original music soundtrack      effort. They all think the Mary Potter
and from voiceover artist Brenton         Hospice is a very worthwhile cause.
Whittle and sound engineers Disk          I plan to walk again next year and          Visit the TCTV Media Productions
Edits, all of whom donated their          several friends have said they will be      web site at tctv.com.au
services.                                 joining me.” said Chris.

Army Women Support Rotary                                                                New Board
Trailblazer Challenge                                                                    Appointment –
                                                                                         Ms Stavroula Raptis




                                                                                         The Mary Potter Foundation welcomes
                                                                                         Ms Stavroula Raptis to the board, Ms
                                                                                         Raptis is a qualified teacher and she has
                                                                                         served on several government boards
                                                                                         and committees. Her principal
Defence personnel from the                Grigson crossed the finishing line in          interests lie in multicultural and ethnic
Robertson Army barracks in Darwin         the Kuitpo Forest in 24 hours and 35           affairs and also with the protection of
participated in the recent Rotary         minutes. Funds raised from the event           children. Ms Raptis took up her board
Trailblazer Challenge by running 100      supported The Mary Potter                      position with the Foundation on the
kms. Lt Courtney Ames, Lt Amber           Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation,          1st of August 2007.
Humphreys, Lt Fiona Richardson,           Operation Flinders and Rotary
Captain Amanda Leen and Lt Emma           International special projects.

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‘Walk for Love’ Winners Raise Funds for Hospice




Judy Baldwinson (far right) with her                                                                 Geoff Mann raised $750 by
daughter Sally (left) pictured receiving
their award after raising $557 for the     The 2008 Walk for Love                                    participating in the 2007 ‘Walk
                                                                                                     for Love’. Geoff and his family
2007 Walk for Love. Their award was                                                                  walked in memory of Geoff’s late
                                                                      The 2008 Walk for Love
presented by Honorary Life Member                                                                    wife Donna who died in the
                                                                      will be held on Sunday
Sue Bardy who started the Walk for                                                                   hospice in February 2006. He
                                                                      March 16th 2008. Please
Love 20 years ago. Judy, who is a                                                                    was presented with his award at
                                                                      look for entry forms in
volunteer in the Calvary Cancer Centre                                                               the Annual General Meeting of
                                                                      the February issue of
walked in memory of her sister                          r   all                                      The Mary Potter Foundation by
Margaret who died in the Hospice              We care fo              ‘Mary Potter Matters’ And
                                                                                                     Sue Bardy.
                                                                      walk in memory of
last year.
                                                                      someone you love.



                                                                                           Modbury Kiwanis
                                                                                           Donate DVD Player
                                                                                           to Hospice
                                                                                           Members of the Kiwanis Club of Modbury
                                                                                           donated a DVD player and trolley to The
                                                                                           Mary Potter Foundation. Pictured left at
                                                                                           the presentation are (from left) Graeme
                                                                                           Cloak, Elizabeth Clare (Executive Director)
                                                                                           Danny Watson (Chairman, The Mary Potter
                                                                                           Foundation) Margi Butcher, Bob Culshaw
                                                                                           and Des Hatchard. The donation was
                                                                                           made in memory of Margi’s late husband
                                                                                           Dr Brian Geoffrey Butcher. Margi and Brian
                                                                                           were married in the Mary Potter Hospice
                                                                                           Chapel in September 2003, four weeks
                                                                                           before Brian’s death in St Helen’s Ward,
                                                                                           Calvary Hospital.

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Pembroke School Sports Day Proceeds
Donated to Mary Potter Foundation                                                                       Christmas
                             The year 6 children of the Pembroke Junior School
                             nominated the Mary Potter Foundation to be the                              Closures
                             beneficiary of their cake stall and sausage sizzle at
                             their annual sports day in September. Funds                        The Mary Potter Foundation
                             totalling $470 were donated to The Mary Potter                       Office will be closed from
                             Foundation which will be used to support the work                 Monday 24th December 2007 and
                             of the Mary Potter Hospice.                                         will re-open on Monday 7th
                                                                                                         January 2008.
                             (left) Nick Regidor-Yańez clears the high jump
                                                                                                The Mary Potter Foundation
                             Thank you Pembroke!
                                                                                                Op-Shop will be closed from
                                                                                               Monday 17th December 2007 and
                                                                                                 will re-open on Monday 21st
                                                                                                          January 2008.
Esther’s Art Work Lights Us With Love
                                                As a result of their interest in the
                                                Mary Potter Hospice, the Year 6
                                                students of Pembroke Junior School
                                                                                                 Christmas Cards
                                                were invited to design the invitation
                                                                                                   The Mary Potter Foundation
                                                to the 2007 ‘Lighting of the Loving
                                                                                                has a selection of Christmas cards
                                                Tree’ for The Mary Potter
                                                                                                for sale. All proceeds support the
                                                Foundation.
                                                                                                    Mary Potter Hospice. If you
                                                The winning entry was submitted                    would like to view the cards
                                                by 11 year old Esther Lam (pictured)             available, please either call in to
                                                whose painting depicted giving,                  the office at 89 Strangways Tce,
                                                loving and family togetherness as                North Adelaide, or visit our
                                                the main themes behind the                                website at
                                                Lighting of the Loving Tree.                     www.marypotter.org.au/
                                                Esther’s beautiful art work can be                  FoundationSales
                                                seen on the invitation to the
                                                Lighting of the Loving Tree
                                                enclosed with this newsletter.


The Mary Potter Foundation Annual Lighting of the Loving Tree
                            Wednesday 5th December 2007                              carol singing prior to the lighting of the tree,
                            Harmony Choir Conductor to be Special                    has been conducting the Adelaide Harmony
                            Guest                                                    Choir since 1981.

                            The special guest for the 2007 Lighting of the           “This is the 20th anniversary year for The Mary
                            Loving Tree will be the distinguished                    Potter Foundation and so John has always
                            conductor for the Adelaide Harmony Choir,                been an integral part of the Lighting of the
                            Mr John Hall.                                            Loving Tree” says Executive Director, Elizabeth
                            For John this will be his final Lighting of the          Clare. “And John always makes sure that the
                            Loving Tree, as he will retire at the end of this        children participate which makes a lovely
                            year. John, always a crowd favourite at the              family night even more special”


The Mary Potter Foundation wishes to acknowledge the following generous sponsors of ‘A Night of Wine and Roses’:




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From the Executive Director
                                                                                          Upcoming Events
                                           And in particular our much loved
                                           patron, Commendatore Aldo Crotti
                                           OAM and his team at the San Remo              The Mary Potter
                                           Macaroni Company.                             Foundation
                                           We were also pleased to welcome our           The Annual Lighting
                                           new sponsors from Clinpath                    of the Loving Tree
                                                                                         Wednesday 5th December 2007
                                           Laboratories, the Commonwealth
                                                                                         Calvary North Adelaide, 7.30pm
                                           Bank, RadiologySA and Raw Pearls.
                                           This year we have purchased more              The Annual Mary Potter
                                           equipment to bring comfort and pain           Foundation Walk for Love
                                           relief to hospice patients, we have           Sunday 16th March 2008
                                                                                         Calvary North Adelaide, 10am
                                           educated more volunteers and staff
This has been another great year for       and we celebrated the appointment
the Foundation as we celebrated our                                                      The Annual Mary Potter
                                           of Dr Greg Crawford as the new Mary           Foundation Strathalbyn
past 20 years of achievements and
                                           Potter Lecturer.                              Race Day
worked on exciting plans for the
                                                                                         Wednesday 16th April 2008
future.                                    Next year, with your help we will be
Our special event ‘A Night of Wine         able to achieve more – not only in            For more information on the above
and Roses’ was a great success, both       supporting the Mary Potter Hospice            events please phone (08) 8239 0119
financially and socially. It gave us an    but also in the fields of education,
opportunity to reflect back on the         training and cancer research.
Foundation’s successes, the funds that                                                   Mary Potter Hospice
                                           Thank you for your financial support. I
have been raised and the peoples’
lives that have been touched by the        look forward to seeing you at the             Auxiliary
work of the Mary Potter Hospice.           Lighting of the Loving Tree on                Annual Brunch
                                           December the 5th – it promises to be          Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg
Such is the affection held for Mary
Potter that the Foundation is instantly    a beautiful night of carols and               Sunday 18th November 2007
recognised and willingly supported         harmony.
                                                                                         For more information on the
and so the night also gave us              I wish you all a happy and                    above events please phone
opportunity to thank the thousands         peaceful Christmas.
of South Australians who generously                                                      Nora Arnfield (08) 8447 2242 or
support us.                                Elizabeth Clare                               Margaret Clifford (08) 8379 5831




Your Last Chance to Win the Channel 9 Telethon House!
                                                                                       The Channel 9 Telethon Lottery is
                                                                                       being drawn on the 10th of December
                                                                                       2007. Tickets are $5.00 each and can
                                                                                       be obtained by contacting The Mary
                                                                                       Potter Foundation on (08) 8239 0119.
                                                                                       Purchase a book of tickets for $25.00
                                                                                       and receive a 6th ticket free!




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