Pair thanked by foundation

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

THE McGrath Foundation hon­oured two South Perth res­i­dents last month at a spe­cial event hosted by Prime Min­is­ter Malcolm Turn­bull.

Held at Kir­ri­billi House on Oc­to­ber 9, the McGrath Foundation thanked lo­cals Mark Hayter and Sue Rick­le­man in hon­our of their con­tri­bu­tion to the char­ity foundation.

Mr Hayter and Ms Rick­le­man have been long-time sup­port­ers of the McGrath Foundation, hav­ing raised more than $100,000 over the past five years through the Wes­ley Curtin Foot­ball Club.

The event marked an op­por­tu­nity for McGrath Foundation pres­i­dent and co­founder Glenn McGrath to per­son­ally recog­nise and cel­e­brate some of the foundation’s big­gest sup­port­ers over the past 10 years.

“Over the past decade we have placed 105 McGrath breast care nurses in com­mu­ni­ties across Aus­tralia and this would not have been pos- sible with­out the sup­port of incredible in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties,” Mr McGrath said.

“It’s an hon­our to be able to recog­nise th­ese amaz­ing peo­ple in such a spe­cial set­ting as Kir­ri­billi House with the Prime Min­is­ter.”

Cel­e­brat­ing its tenth an­niver­sary, the McGrath Foundation re­cently re­leased a re­port re­veal­ing a crit­i­cal gap in breast care nurs­ing ser­vices, set to grow by 38 per cent in the next five years.

“To date our nurses have helped sup­port over 36,000 fam­i­lies in Aus­tralia ex­pe­ri­enc­ing breast can­cer by pro­vid­ing in­valu­able phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal and emo­tional sup­port from the time of di­ag­no­sis and through­out treat­ment,” McGrath Foundation chief ex­ec­u­tive Pe­tra Buchanan said.

“This would not have been pos­si­ble with­out peo­ple like Mark and Sue and we thank them and the rest of Aus­tralia for their com­mit­ment.”

McGrath Foundation chair­man John Conde, chief ex­ec­u­tive Pe­tra Buchanan, Prime Min­is­ter Malcolm Turn­bull, McGrath Foundation pres­i­dent Glenn McGrath and McGrath Foundation am­bas­sador and di­rec­tor Tracy Be­van.

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