The Great Ocean Road Running Festival events will lead you through some of the most spectacular environs in our country. You will also experience beautiful and remote coastal communities such as Wye River, Kennett River and Apollo Bay. The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is extremely proud and excited to be the Official Charity of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival, and to be able to provide a direct benefit back to communities located along the race route.
If you’ve participated previously in the Great Ocean Road Marathon, you’ll know what a tremendous job the Volunteers do; keeping the route safe, providing refreshments to competitors, marshalling the roads, ensuring safe and efficient transfer of your bags and, importantly, helping to clean up the Great Ocean Road after the event. Your enthusiastic comments on social media about the enthusiasm and support provided to you by our Volunteers was overwhelming … and we, the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation, sourced and organised all these Volunteers so that your Marathon experience would be a great one.
So why wouldn’t you fundraise for us, the local – and Official – Charity?
With cuts to government spending and over 2.8 million visitors a year, our small communities now have to generate additional funding to maintain and improve health services for locals and visitors alike. Services such as doctors, Ambulance, CFA, accident and emergency, surf clubs, ocean rescue, schools and community health organisations all receive financial support from our Foundation. For example, over the past two years our grants have funded the purchase of a defibrillator for the CFA, digital X-ray machinery and an Istat Blood Testing Machine for the local hospital, start-up equipment for Apollo Bay Little Athletics and vacuum limb splints and other equipment for Ambulance Victoria, as well as gym equipment, track development, drinking fountains etc for local schools and colleges.
Entry into any of the official Great Ocean Road Running Festival events qualifies you to sign up as a fundraiser for the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation. Please help us by giving something back to our local communities who are supporting you at this iconic event.
Apollo Bay and District Heath Foundation Inc.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 140, Apollo Bay, Vic 3233
Registered Address: 1 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, Vic 3233
Phone: (03) 52 377 399
Fax: (03) 52 376 027
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