Support for McGrath Foundation Continues to Growadmin | November 8, 2011
Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath receiving a donation to the McGrath Foundation from Matt Kilby
from Global Land Repair at the National Arboretum Canberra this morning.
ACT Minister for Women Joy Burch today joined Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath, Matt Kilby from Global Land Repair (GLR), Aboriginal Elders Beverly Hand and Agnes Shea and breast care nurse Kerryn Ernst, in planting two Bunya trees at the National Arboretum.
“The planting of these trees marks the creation of Plant Pink Friendship, a partnership between the McGrath Foundation and Global Land Repair which will raise funds for specialist breast cancer nurses to support women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer,” Ms Burch said.
GLR is a Bungendore based company whose products include pink tree guards which feature the McGrath Foundation logo and GLR will be donating funds from the sale of the tree guards to the McGrath Foundation.
“Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with this disease and the partnership between the McGrath Foundation and GLR is a great initiative aimed at increasing the level of support for these women by providing more specialty nurses.
“The two Bunya trees planted here today represent the last two breast care nurses placed around Australia.”
The funds that will be raised by the contributions being made by GLR will go directly to funding even more nurses.
The cheque that was presented today to Glenn McGrath by Matt Kilby from GLR will be a great boost to the work of the McGrath Foundation.
“I congratulate Matt for making a real practical difference for woman and their families at this time of great need and I encourage other companies to consider how they may assist the McGrath Foundation in their work,” Ms Burch said.