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Annual Gala Dinner – Parliament House 16th September 2005

Support for the Trish Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner held at Parliament House Sydney on 16th September 2005 was overwhelming. In early August, the evening had sold out and shortly afterwards there was a large waiting list.

Hosted by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Parliament, Barry O’Farrell the event was attended by Hon Brendan Nelson, Federal Minister for Science, Education and Training.

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Geoff Wolf, Waldorf Apartment Hotel Group and the Host of our Annual Gala Dinner, Barry O'Farrell MP

Bentley Sydney Celebrity Charity Golf Day

Celebrities came from far and wide to support the second annual Bentley Sydney Celebrity Charity Golf Day held at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club on St Patrick’s Day.

Led by former Prime Minister Hon. Bob Hawke AC, celebrities Mark Taylor, Mark Waugh, Bob Simpson, Phil Blake, Tim Brasher, Tony Greig, Geraldine Brown, Paul Clitheroe, John Coates, Peter Cullum, Dr. John D’Arcy, Bob Dwyer, David Gilbert, Colin Love, Andrew Murphy, Peter Ritchie, Caroline Searcy, Graeme Watson and Peter Wynn braved wet conditions to support the fundraiser.  

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Allison Exley, Trent Russell (Bacardi), David Goudie, Hon Bob Hawke AC, Richard Brede

Rotary Club of Strathfield Charity Golf Day - 17 February 2005

Tennis legend Ken Rosewall generously gave his time to support the Foundation at the Rotary Club of Strathfield's Annual Golf Day and Dinner which was organised again this year by Rotarian Niall King. The Golf Day and Dinner raised a wonderful $20,000 for the work of the Foundation.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Club has dedicated its annual fundraiser to the Trish Foundation, having previously raised $50,000.

"Our promise to Trish to never give up until a cure is found for this disease is only achievable when we have such wonderful support from Rotary Club of Strathfield and sporting legends such as Ken Rosewall," said Foundation Director Roy Langsford. "To be able to raise this amount following the community's response to the Tsunami appeals is quite remarkable and the Foundation is sincerely grateful to Niall, the Club, Ken, the Sponsors and donors of so many tremendous items and all those who so generously supported the Golf Day and Dinner."

MS Research Australia were represented at the Rotary Club’s fundraiser by Campaign Coordinator, Amanda Northridge who worked very hard selling raffle tickets. “We are ecstatic to be working with the Trish Foundation. It is a fantastic relationship,” Ms Northridge said. “The Rotary Club of Strathfield and its supporters are making a great contribution towards the break-through in MS and eventually a cure.”

Lindfield Bridge Club

Thank you to Lindfield Bridge Club for dedicating its Charity Day to the Trish Foundation this year. Sincere appreciation also to Anna Cavill who co-ordinated the food for the day and to all the Bridge players who supported the event. A wonderful $2,520.80 was raised for the work of the Foundation. 



Foundation volunteers Jan Colchester, Wendy Dodd, Anna Cavill with Angie Boulton, Lindfield Bridge Club

More Generous Support from Kuwait

Kelly Honts and Darlene Wakim (Haddad) have made a tremendous contribution to the Trish Foundation's funds for research. Kelly has worked extremely hard holding bake sales at her school in Kuwait and Darlene has donated the proceeds of a published article. These wonderful Trish Foundation supporters have deposited $1,373.26 into the Foundation's Research Account.

Sydney Cricket Association, Women's Competition

Sincere thanks to Sydney Cricket Association, Women's Competition Sub-Committee for dedicating the proceeds of their raffle at the Premiers' Dinner to the Trish Foundation. Sincere thanks also to Harry Solomons, Kingsgrove Sports Centre for donating memorabilia as prizes. Roy and Carol Langsford attended the Premiers' Dinner to present the Trish Langsford Shield. The cricketing fraternity's generosity raised $815.00 for the Foundation's future research.

Gallery Oscar Affordable Art @ Christmas 2005

The Trish Foundation is very grateful to Ruth and Carlos da Silva, Gallery Oscar, 1017 Pacific Highway Pymble, for dedicating their Affordable Art @ Christmas exhibition to the Foundation, with 10% of all proceeds going to the Foundation. The exhibition was a great success, $2,450.15 being raised for the Trish Foundation's research.

Thank you to Ruth and Carlos da Silva, Gallery Oscar and also to the talented group of artists represented by Gallery Oscar.

More generous support

The Trish Foundation has been the recipient of generous donations from the Rotary Club of Lane Cove and Soroptimist International of The Hills. Sincere appreciation to these organisations for their tremendous support.

Year 12 Students' Magnificent Support

Year 12 students in Allen House and Munro House at St Leonards College, Brighton, Victoria, have raised over $900 for the Trish Foundation's research.

The Allen House and Munro House Fundraising Team worked very hard to raise these funds and the Foundation is very grateful for their wonderful support.

Trish Foundation renews its Agreement with Multiple Sclerosis Australia

The Trish Foundation has renewed its Agreement with Multiple Sclerosis Australia, incorporating as well, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia to continue to work in association towards our common goal. People with MS, their families and friends will be very heartened to learn of the launch of MS Research Australia.

“It really is exciting times in MS research in Australia,” said Trish Foundation Director Carol Langsford. “I am pleased and honoured to have been invited to be a member of MSRA’s Working Committee and to be able to contribute to the much-needed cure for MS in that way as well, as we work together to pursue our common goal.”

MS Research Australia was launched by Hon. John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia who announced on behalf of the Commonwealth government a contribution of $250,000 to the campaign. Betty Cuthbert travelled to Canberra as guest of honour for the launch.

“MSRA has lofty goals of raising big dollars to place into research,” Mrs Langsford added. “There are many brilliant scientists in Australia working hard on the cure for MS who have only been limited in the past by lack of funding. This initiative, together with the Trish Foundation’s fundraising will ensure our common goal is all that much closer.”

Trish Foundation & MS Research Australia Working together to find a cure for MS
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