June 24, 2022

Don’t forget to sign up for Dry July

There is only one week left to sign up for Dry July.

The Northern Health Foundation is once again taking part in this fundraising initiative. The aim is to raise money to refurbish the outdoor area in Ward 3 at Northern Hospital Epping, that will soon become the Palliative Care Unit (PCU). Currently, the PCU is at Epping Gardens.

There are lots of great prizes for those who join the Northern Health Foundation Dry July team and ultimately for the most successful fundraisers.

If you sign up today, you will go in the draw to win a gift hamper or a voucher, valued up to $50. Individual team members who raise over $1,000, have a chance to win an overnight penthouse accommodation stay at Mantra Epping, with a full buffet breakfast for two adults. An overnight accommodation stay in a one bedroom apartment at Mantra is also up for grabs, with a full buffet breakfast for two adults. Furthermore, you can win a full buffet breakfast for two adults at Mantra Epping, as well as other gift hampers and vouchers.

Alternatively, if you sign up at our office in the Northern Hospital Epping foyer, you will receive a free can of Lyre’s Spirit Co non-alcoholic beverage.

Our prizes have been generously donated by Pacific Epping, Lyre’s Spirit Co, Bunnings Epping, Mantra Epping and Big W Epping.

Konstantina Halastanis, Fundraising and Relationship Manager, encouraged everyone to get involved in Dry July this year.

“We continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm staff and the community have shown towards the Dry July campaigns. Your efforts have helped make the cancer journey a little easier for some, and for that, we are so grateful,” she said.

“Our gratitude is also extended to everyone who is sponsoring the Northern Health team this year. A special thanks to Lyre’s Spirit Co, Bunnings Epping, Pacific Epping, Mantra Epping and Big W for their remarkable generosity. We thank them on behalf of the staff and patients at Northern Health.”

When you join our team, you can decide what to give up for July. For those giving up alcohol, a Golden Ticket can be purchased for $25. This allows participants to take a night off their challenge, while still making a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.

With the money raised from this year’s Dry July campaign, the outdoor space in Ward 3 will become a beautiful garden oasis for families to enjoy with their loved ones, who are in end of life care.

“Our team is dedicated to reaching our goal, but we need you to help us,” Konstantina said.

2022 is the third year Northern Health has taken part in Dry July. Last year, a massive $31,199 was raised, which went towards the purchase of a new car for the NOAH@Home program. This program provides oncology and haematology patients the opportunity to receive certain chemotherapy or supportive treatments in the comfort of their own homes.

Now it is time to do it all again! To join our team or donate, click here.