The Foundation wishes to pay tribute to wonderful and special supporters.
Vale Betty Cuthbert AM MBE
RIP Betty, Australian legend, 'Golden Girl', superstar and brilliant supporter of the Trish Foundation in many ways since 2001. Our sincere sympathy goes to Betty's family and her carer Rhonda Gillam.
Vale Joan Trinder
Our sincere sympathy to Joan Trinder's daughter Margaret Sheean and her family. Margaret and her husband Peter have very generously supported the Trish Foundation since inception. The Foundation is extremely grateful to Margaret and Peter for requesting donations to the Trish Foundation in lieu of floral tributes.
Vale Dorothy Syer
Wonderful supporters, Dorothy and Max Syer have very generously supported the Trish Foundation since inception. Our deepest sympathy to Dorothy's family and our sincere appreciation for requesting donations to the Trish Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Vale Frank Trinder
Frank passed away on 31st July 2016 and our sincere sympathy is extended to his daughter Margaret Sheean and her family. Margaret visited Trish in the nursing home and has supported the Trish Foundation in a variety of ways since inception. We greatly appreciate Margaret and her family requesting donations to the Foundation in lieu of floral tributes.
Vale Natalie Dartnell
Dartnell, who had been in end-stage MS for over 20 years passed away on 8th
May 2015. Natalie battled MS very bravely,
having been diagnosed just prior to her 14th birthday. Natalie’s parents, Joan and Geoff have generously
and significantly supported the Trish Foundation for many years and our
heartfelt sympathy goes to them and their family.
Vale Mia Polykarpou
Polykarpou, always positive, an inspiration to everyone, has lost her brave
battle with MS. Mia was a tremendous supporter of the Trish Foundation,
attending our Balls, organising others to attend, selling raffle tickets and providing
great inspiration and moral support. Our
deepest sympathy is extended to Mia’s family and her vast circle of friends.
Vale Pat Mackle
Pat Mackle was an inspiration to everyone around her as she bravely battled multiple sclerosis. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Pat's daughters Pat and Wendy and to their families on Pat's passing, as well as our gratitude for their request of donations to the Foundation in lieu of flowers. The Mackle family has generously supported the Trish Foundation for many years which we deeply appreciate.
Vale Lorna Thomas MBE
Our deepest sympathy and
sincere appreciation to Rob and Jennie Thomas who requested donations in lieu
of flowers on the sad passing of wonderful Trish Foundation supporter Lorna
Thomas MBE, an Honorary Life Member of Cricket NSW and Life Member of the MCC
Sad loss of David Dodd
David Dodd, a founding Director
of the Foundation and dear friend, has passed away.
Our deepest sympathy to his wife Wendy, also a founding Director of the Foundation and their family.
David has made a significant contribution to the Trish Foundation since inception. His sharp intellect, decisive
contribution and meticulous
attention to detail, has been paramount
in the success of the Foundation.
We are grateful to Wendy and David for requesting donations to the Trish Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Vale Jim Brooks
sincere sympathy and gratitude to Alma Brooks and her family who have kindly
requested donations to the Foundation in lieu of flowers in memory of their
beloved Jim. Alma expertly,
compassionately and caringly nursed Trish in the nursing home and Jim and Alma have significantly supported the Trish Foundation.
Vale Glen McMahon
On 10th May 2012 the much loved Glen McMahon passed away aged just 44, having bravely battled MS for over 22 years. Glen was a wonderful supporter of the Trish Foundation, attending our Balls and regularly calling to provide inspiration and moral support.
Sad Loss of Ray Easy
Trish Langsford's grandfather Ray Easy passed away on 21 July 2011 and, in lieu
of flowers, had previously requested donations to the Trish Foundation.
The Foundation is appreciative to the late Ray Easy for his very generous and
significant support of the Foundation since inception, including donating the
Air Fares for Auction Packages at our Annual Ball each year.
Vale Roy McWilliam
Since the inception of the Trish Foundation, award-winning artist Roy McWilliam has supported our cause by each year donating a number of his unique paintings, which have significantly boosted our funds for research. Sadly, Roy passed away on 11 April 2009 and our sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Bev and his family.
Vale Ian Ballard
The amazing champion of people with MS, Ian Ballard, passed away on 15th October 2008. Ian founded Foundation 5 million - people with MS raising funds to find the cure and made an extraordinary contribution to the Trish Foundation in very many ways. The Foundation's deepest sympathy is extended to Katie, Sam, Josh and Melanie.
Sad Loss of Max Syer
The Trish Foundation has lost a dear friend and very generous supporter, Max Syer. Max's wife Dorothy and his family requested donations to the Foundation in memory of Max in lieu of flowers. Deepest sympathy and our sincere gratitude to the Syer family for their tremendous support at such a difficult time.
Vale Bernie Banton AM
The Foundation’s condolences are extended to Bernie Banton’s family,
especially Bernie’s wife Karen, on their very sad loss. Bernie has been a
generous supporter of the Trish Foundation for many years, for which we
are very grateful.
Vale Brenda Easy
Trish Langsford's grandmother Brenda Easy passed away on 18 June 2006 and, in lieu of flowers, had previously requested donations to the Trish Foundation.
The Foundation is grateful to Ray Easy and the late Brenda Easy for their generous and significant support in a number of ways, including donating the Air Fares for Auction Packages at our Annual Ball.
Sad Loss of Laurie Anderson
The Trish Foundation has lost a dear friend and very generous supporter, Laurie Anderson. Laurie's family requested donations to the Foundation in memory of Laurie in lieu of flowers. Sincere gratitude and our deepest sympathy to the Anderson family for their significant support at such a difficult time.