Gala Fundraising Dinner 1 November 2002
The Foundation's Annual Gala Dinner, held on 1 November 2002 at Oatlands House, was a fabulous success raising over $55,000 for research into pursuing a cure for multiple sclerosis.
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Professor Peter Russell, Trish Foundation Board and Scientific Research Committee and Guest Speaker Dr Graeme Stewart who said, "When not if, a cure is found"
'We Ride 4 MS'
Heartiest congratulations to Ralph Dixon and Fionnuala Livingston on their extraordinary feat of riding their motor cycle from Sydney to London!! The Foundation is tremendously grateful to Ralph Dixon and Fionnuala Livingston for dedicating all funds raised during the Australian part of their trip to the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation.
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Fionnuala and Ralph enjoyed meeting Betty Cuthbert in Perth
'We Ride 4 MS' Gala Dinner 4 May 2002
Ralph Dixon and Fionnuala Livingston's 'We Ride 4 MS' Gala Farewell Dinner was a great success, $12,000 being raised for the Foundation's research. Six and Out played an enormous part in the success of the night and the Foundation is extremely grateful for their outstanding support in freely giving their time. Those present really enjoyed the fantastic music played by Richard Chee Quee, Brett Lee, Gavin Robertson, Brad McNamara and Phil Bowley (standing in for Shane Lee).
Gavin Robertson, who lost his grandfather to multiple sclerosis, gave an inspirational speech encouraging guests to generously support the Foundation.
The Foundation is also extremely grateful to Richard Ernster and Helping Hand Group. Thank you to Richard Chee Quee who introduced Helping Hand to the Foundation. Their contribution boosted the amount raised on the night significantly. Thank you to guest artist Glen Doyle who accompanied Six and Out on his digeridoo. The unusual combination was widely applauded.
The Gala Farewell Dinner was attended by supporters far and wide who generously bid at auction and purchased raffle tickets. The Foundation is very appreciative of the tremendous support shown by those who attended.
Rotary Club of Strathfield Golf Day and Dinner at Strathfield Golf Club 28 February 2002
Heartfelt thanks to the Rotary Club of Strathfield for their wonderful Golf Day, Dinner and Auction dedicated to the Trish Foundation. In an extraordinary effort, Strathfield Rotary Club raised $18,000 for the Foundation's research. Niall King worked tirelessly to organise the very successful Golf Day, Dinner and Auction and the Foundation is extremely grateful to him, to the generous donors of so many items, to all the great supporters who attended and Strathfield Rotary Club for their significant support.
Foundation Directors Wendy and David Dodd accepting cheque from Niall King, Rotary Club of Strathfield
Roseville College Year 12, 2002
The Foundation wishes to thank the young women of year 12 at Roseville College who have supported the Foundation with fundraising this year. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.
Tennis Day - Roseville Lawn Tennis Club 7 April 2002
Roseville Lawn Tennis Club held a Tennis Day on 7 April 2002. This is the second tennis day held for the Foundation and their continued tremendous support is very much appreciated. Their contribution of $11,166 has given a great boost to the Foundation's research.
Special thanks to Ian Chappell, Steve Liebmann, Kerry O'Brien and Lisa Sthalekar for their terrific support in playing tennis with those present, to Club President Darren Clark, to the generous donors of so many wonderful items and to everyone who attended and supported the fundraiser in so many ways.
Roseville College Tildesley Shield Tennis Team 2002
Grateful thanks to the girls of the Roseville College Tildesley Shield Tennis Team who have raised funds for the work of the Foundation. Their efforts are much appreciated.
Ravenswood School for Girls
The Foundation is delighted that Year 11 Tudor, Year 9 Tudor and Year 9 Windsor 2 chose the Trish MS Research Foundation as their charity to support this year. The girls worked very hard and presented the Foundation with a cheque for $1,350. What a fantastic effort! The continuing support of the school where Trish spent many happy years, means a great deal to her family and friends.
Roseville College Junior School
The Foundation thanks the girls of the Roseville College Junior School , particularly Taysha Blessington and Henrietta Booth, for their fundraising on behalf the Foundation. Their efforts are much appreciated.
Prairiewood Languages High School
Special thanks to the students of Prairiewood Languages High School for their hard work and effort in fundraising for the Foundation. Led by their teacher, former cricketer Alison Pool, and students Charinn Aitken, Michael Binnie and Nakita Brown, the students responded generously to the Foundation’s goal.
Birthday Milestone for the Foundation
Sincere appreciation to Foundation Director, David Dodd who held his 60th birthday in aid of the Foundation, requesting donations in lieu of presents.