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Autumn 09 - The Mary Potter Foundation Inc


									                                                   The Mary Potter Foundation Inc.
                                                         Supporting The Mary Potter Hospice and the Calvary Cancer Services
                                                                                          Mary Potter Matters - Autumn 2009

Major Funding Boost for Mary Potter Foundation
Focus on Education and Career Development for Palliative and Oncology Nurses
Funds totalling $95,000 have been made available this year
to further the education and career development of palliative
and oncology nurses working within the Mary Potter Hospice
and Calvary Cancer Services.
Announcing the funding, the Executive Director of The Mary
Potter Foundation, Elizabeth Clare, said that financial support
had come from three separate sources. “These strong supporters
of The Mary Potter Foundation are very keen to assist the
Foundation’s aims in educating and developing the skills of
nurses who are working either in palliative or cancer care’ Ms
Clare said.
An exciting new Mary Potter Palliative Nursing Fellowship
position will be created in collaboration with the University        Some of the Mary Potter Hospice nurses who will benefit from the new
of Adelaide. The position will focus strongly on clinical            funding announcements are (from left) Meridee Jacobs, Janene Wells, Laura
based research into holistic palliative care within the Mary         Schuitemaker and Kate Lehmann pictured with the Clinical Manager of the
                                                                     Hospice Helen Walker (front).
Potter Hospice.
                                                                     has now increased her support by funding the new Mary Potter
The Fay Fuller Foundation has generously committed $50,000           Palliative Nursing Fellowship. Through Mrs Fuller’s generosity,
per annum for five years to support this position which will see     the national and international reputation for the Mary Potter
matched funding provided by The University of Adelaide.              Hospice as a centre of excellence for the education of doctors
‘Mrs Fuller is a generous philanthropist and her commitment          and nurses in palliative care is greatly enhanced’.
to the Mary Potter Hospice is truly inspirational’ Elizabeth Clare   Story continued page 5.
said. In addition to the funding that she has already committed
                                                                      Baulderstone Family Supports Cancer Nurses - see page 5
for the Mary Potter Lectureship in Palliative Medicine, Mrs Fuller

                           Scholarship                               Five (5) Aldo Crotti Memorial Travel Scholarships
                                                                     each valued up to $2000 will be awarded to palliative care
                           Funds to                                  nurses from Calvary North Adelaide Hospital to assist with
                           Commemorate                               travel to conferences in the field of palliative care. An alternative
                           Aldo Crotti OAM                           option may be available to fund a palliative care nurse wishing
                                                                     to travel to an overseas conference.
Two separate scholarship funds have been established to assist
                                                                     Commenting on the Scholarships, The Clinical Manager of the
nurses who wish to develop their careers in palliative nursing,
thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Aldo Crotti       Mary Potter Hospice, Helen Walker RN said ‘These scholarships
OAM, former patron of The Mary Potter Foundation. The funds,         are providing a fantastic opportunity for Mary Potter nurses to
totalling $20,000 per year for three years will be used to fund      really develop their skills as excellent palliative care practitioners’.
post graduate studies in palliative nursing and to assist nurses     The Chairman of The Mary Potter Foundation Mr Danny Watson
wishing to travel to palliative care conferences.                    said ‘The Mary Potter Foundation is grateful to the Crotti family
Two (2) Aldo Crotti Memorial Scholarships each valued up             for its generosity. Aldo Crotti was a passionate supporter of the
to $5,000 will be awarded to palliative nurses from Calvary North    Mary Potter Hospice and I know he would have been extremely
Adelaide Hospital who wish to undertake post-graduate studies        proud that his family has chosen to honour his memory in such
in palliative care at a South Australian university.                 a worthwhile manner’.

                                                   A South Australian Charity for South Australians
                                                                                                                         a sign oF ethical Fundraising
The Loving Tree
                                                                       The 2008 Lighting of the Loving Tree raised almost $30,000
                                                                       for The Mary Potter Foundation. About 1200 people, many of

Lights Up!
                                                                       whom have had family or friends cared for in the Mary Potter
                                                                       Hospice, joined the Adelaide Harmony Choir and the string
                                                                       section of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in an evening of
                                                                       carols and Christmas songs.
                                                                       Television and radio personality Michael Keelan switched on
                                                                       the Lights of the Loving Tree as soprano Yvonne Sinclaire (left
                                                                       in main picture) accompanied by Adelaide Harmony Choir’s
                                                                       conductor Richard Chew sang ‘O Holy Night.’



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Volunteers’ Long Service Recognised
Voluntary service totalling 95 years to The Mary Potter Foundation was
recognised at a luncheon last Christmas. Mary Potter OpShop coordinator
Margaret Milne and Anna Giordano were both congratulated for their
20 years’ service to the Foundation.
Others to be congratulated were Judy Porter (15 years) Billie Henderson, Rose
and Roy Hime (10 years) and Trish Toohey and Rada Krcmarok (5 years).
‘The long serving loyalty shown by our volunteers is exceptional’ said Executive
Director Elizabeth Clare. ‘And their contribution to The Mary Potter Foundation                                                                 1
cannot be over stated. The OpShop for example, which is wholly run by volunteers
raises over $60,000 a year which is money going straight to the Mary Potter               1. Elizabeth Clare (left) with Judy Porter
                                                                                          2. Mary Potter OpShop coordinator Margaret Milne
Hospice. Without our volunteers the Foundation would not be able to raise as              with Elizabeth Clare. Margaret has been volunteering
much in fundraising revenue as it does’.                                                  with the Foundation for 20 years.
                                                                                          3. Roy and Rose Hime have been volunteers for 10 years,
                                                                                          assisting with selling lottery tickets, special events and
                                                                                          the OpShop.

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Volunteer Mick Corcoran (below)
attended the annual training
for mandatory competencies in
Occupational Health and Safety
for The Mary Potter Foundation
volunteers in December. Mick is
pictured with Eldercare Inc’s OH&S
Coordinator, Christine Racar who led
the training session.

Congratulations                            ‘High Tea with Mary’ Raises $6,000
                                                    Hospice family room to be refurbished
Michelle!                              Families staying overnight in the Mary Potter
Development Events and Grants          Hospice will benefit following the success
Coordinator for The Mary Potter        of the ‘High Tea with Mary’ event held in
Foundation Michelle Jewels (below      November.
right) was presented with her          Over 100 people gathered in the delightful
diploma in Fundraising Management      Medindie garden of Ray and Meredith Lines
by her tutor Clare Macadam last        to hear author and gardener Mary Moody
December. The diploma is the           speak on her life, her work and her passions.
culmination of two years’ study        For over an hour Mary captivated her
through the Fundraising Institute of   audience as she touched on her early life,
Australia for Michelle.                her career as a journalist, her family, cooking,
                                       gardening and her sojourn in France.
                                       Supported by the ETSA Employees’
                                       Foundation, the event raised $6,000 which
                                       will be used to paint and refurnish the
                                       Hospice family room – providing it with a
                                                                                       Jim Mc Cartney from ETSA and Elizabeth Clare
                                       much overdue face lift. With the support
                                       of our friends at ACP Books, sales of Mary’s book ‘The Long Table’ contributed just over
                                       $2,000. Guests sipped champagne featuring flowers donated by the Wild Hibiscus
                                       Flower Company and enjoyed a delicious and stylish high tea provided by the Bedford
                                       Hospitality catering team.
                                       The assistance shown by ETSA Employees’ Foundation for this event is
                                       acknowledged with much appreciation.
                                       Another High Tea is planned for late 2009 – stay tuned!

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    1. Calvary North Adelaide’s Angela Walshe meets Mary Moody
    2. Rosemary Ashton-Leigh has her photo taken with Mary
    3. Mary enjoys a glass of bubbles with the ladies
    4. Gracious hostess Meredith Lines with Mary
    5. The elegant Heather Clarke has her book signed by Mary
    6. Jane Crowe is pictured with Mary


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Baulderstone Family                                                            Major Funding Boost for
Donate in Support of                                                           Mary Potter Foundation
Cancer Nurse Education                                                         Focus on Education and Career
                                                                               Development for Palliative and
                                                                               Oncology Nurses (continued from page 1)
                                                                               The Director of Research at Calvary Health Care Adelaide
                                                                               (CHCA) , Dr Amanda Rischbieth welcomes the innovative
                                                                               ‘This exciting and prestigious Fellowship, generously funded
                                                                               by The Mary Potter Foundation and The University of Adelaide
                                                                               Faculty of Health Sciences for up to five years, will see research
                                                                               capacity grow within CHCA and The Mary Potter Hospice. It will
                                                                               forge new and strong links in a team approach between clinical
                                                                               excellence and academia. I have no doubt that this will further
                                                                               enhance our existing well renowned reputation in palliative
                                                                               care nursing’ said Dr Rischbieth.
                                                                               ‘The successful Fellow will be directly engaged in palliative
                                                                               care investigator-driven research in addition to reviewing
                                                                               published evidence-based studies that will inform best practice;
                                                                               leading the way in the private sector palliative care nursing
                                                                               in South Australia’.
                                                                               ‘I look forward to working with the Mary Potter Palliative
A $25,000 gift made to The Mary Potter Foundation by The Bert                  Nursing Fellow and with the clinical team to collectively achieve
and Carmel Baulderstone Charitable Trust will be used to support               common goals’ added Dr Rischbieth.
the training and education of nurses in the field of cancer care.              The Mary Potter Palliative Nursing Fellowship position will be
The training program will be headed by clinical nurse Dale Dalton              advertised nationally in the coming months.
(pictured above right with Calvary North Adelaide’s Director of
Clinical Services, Shaune Gillespie) Dale is based in St Helen’s
Ward of Calvary Cancer Services.                                                  Congratulations to
The late Mr Bert Baulderstone founded A W Baulderstone Pty
Ltd, the original construction company which still bears his
                                                                                  Dr Greg Crawford
name today. The Baulderstone company was involved with
construction work at Calvary Hospital during its early years whilst
Mr Baulderstone’s widow, Mrs Carmel Baulderstone - a past Calvary
nurse - maintains her strong links with the Hospital through her
involvement with the Hospital and Hospice Auxiliary.
‘The philanthropy shown by the Trustees of the Baulderstone
Charitable Trust is just wonderful – it allows the Mary Potter
Foundation to expand its educational initiatives into an area that
is particularly relevant for today’s nurses– that is the care of cancer
patients’ said Executive Director, Elizabeth Clare. ‘It’s great to see a
South Australian charity being supported by philanthropists from
our own State’
The gift has been earmarked to fund an innovative training
program which will improve competencies for cancer care nurses
within Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and will also include the
subsidising of some post graduate study in oncology nursing care.
Commenting on the gift, the Director of Clinical Services for
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Shaune Gillespie said,’ This is a                Congratulations are extended to Dr Greg Crawford,
very exciting opportunity for us to provide ongoing education and                 the Mary Potter Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine.
development for our dedicated staff working in this area. We are                  Dr Crawford was formally awarded a Doctorate of
very privileged to have this level of commitment and support from                 Medicine by Flinders University for his thesis on
The Mary Potter Foundation and its supporters.’                                   ‘Depression in Australian palliative care patients’ in
                                                                                  December 2008.

Facing Death is a                                                             Up Coming Events
glimpse at the
journey of grief                                                             The Mary Potter Foundation
                                                                                  Entertainment Books
World Premiere at the                                                Will be available from Monday 30th March 2009
Adelaide Fringe Festival                                                   See enclosed flyer to order your book.
28th February – 21st March 2009
Venue: Mercury Cinema/Stage, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide                     The Annual Mary Potter Foundation
To book 1300 Fringe (1300 374643)                                                Strathalbyn Race Day
or                                                 Wednesday 1 April 2009
                                                                     Strathalbyn Race Course, Milne Road Strathalbyn
$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Mary Potter
                                                                                        Tickets $50
Hospice. Contact- Mary Walker 0418 176 713
                                                                              Bookings: Phone (08) 8239 0119

                                                                        The Annual Mary Potter Walk for Love
                          The Lions Club                                       Sunday 31 May 2009 at 10am
                            Of Glenside                                        Front of Mary Potter Hospice
                                                                              Strangways Tce North Adelaide
                        Annual Art Show                                  Registration forms can be downloaded at
                      Official Opening by Rick Allert AO        
                  – Patron The Mary Potter Foundation
                                                                       Lions Club of Glenside Annual Art Show
                   Wednesday 13th May 2009 - 7.30pm
                                                                         Opening Night Wednesday 13th May 2009
                                         Tickets $25.00
                                                                     Tickets $25 available by phoning (08) 8239 0119
                Proceeds from the Art Show will benefit
                            The Mary Potter Foundation                  For more information on these events
                                    Further details from                    please phone (08) 8239 0119
             The Mary Potter Foundation (08) 8239 0119

                     CLIPSAL 500 AT RYMILL HOUSE
                    MORE THAN JUST MOTORSPORT!
                You are invited to attend the exclusive Rymill House Clipsal 500
                         Sapphire Anniversary ‘Decade of Decadence’
                   **Practice Days: 19, 20 March 2009 Raising Funds for the Mary Potter Foundation
             This is a wonderful fundraising opportunity for the Mary Potter Foundation, and an exclusive
                         and invaluable opportunity for business networking, or staff rewards.

                                                    Event Value
                                      • Exclusive trackside location at Rymill House
                                         • Unobstructed three corner track views
                                         • Premium fine dining with table service
                      • Exceptional flexibility with the option of Single Day or 4-Day Guest Passes
                            • 9 hours of lavish indulgence with superior corporate facilities
        Tickets booked on Thursday 19th March and Friday 20th March will benefit the Mary Potter Foundation
                          For further information on the event, or for ticketing, please email
                                                   Michelle Jewels at
                         or call on 8239 0119.
                      **Only ticketing processed through the Mary Potter Foundation will qualify
                                     for part proceeds to be donated to the Hospice

       Published by: Mary Potter Foundation, 89 strangways terrace, north adelaide sa 5006, telePhone (08) 8239 0119

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