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Cycling teams pedalling into form

AIMING HIGH: Murray to Moyne riders Dr Eric Van Opstal, Tricia Connarty and Darcy Hastwell are pictured with the ECG excercise machine that the Murray to Moyne relay teams are hoping to replace through their fund raising efforts.

East Grampians Health Service’s two cycling teams are into full training for the Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay on March 27 and 28.
The Cranks and Defribrillators will take on the challenge of the 525-kilometre cycle event from Swan Hill to Port Fairy.
This year many new riders will join the teams, with service staff and supporters leading the charge.
The 2010 Murray to Moyne event will raise money for an excercise machine and software for the Acute Hospital. This will benefit staff, doctors and patients.
East Grampians Health Service’s media liason officer Dianne Radford said all involved in this year’s event were working hard to make the fund-raiser a success.
“All involved in the relay are making a real obligation to participate in this event with much personal time, effort and expense going into the preparation for the relay,” she said.
“In addition all have made a commitment to canvassing Ararat and district for donations towards supporting the health service.”
Riders include Christian Carthew, Nick Carthew, Trish Connarty, Graeme Foster, Drew Gray, Geoff Hateley, Darcy Hastwell, Ian Hastwell, Michael Kelly, Wayne Klauss, Ken Macdonald, Charlie Reid, Jason Shipcott, Garry Tierney, Eric Van Opstal, Charles Reid and Alan Young.
Returning this year as support team and drivers are Graham Bull, Stuart Kerr, Nicole Leggett, Owen Leggett and Les Ralph.
Mrs Radford said this year’s major sponsors would be recognised on an acknowledgement board in the main reception at the hospital.
“This will give patients and the many visitors an opportunity to recognise and appreciate the outstanding support of community businesses, organisations and individuals who continually support this fundraising event.”
Mrs Radford said donations to the Cranks and Defibrillators could be made to her at EGHS, PO Box 155, Ararat.

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Posted on Feb 24 2010

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