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WD Finance to again Run Ballarat!

25 September 2015

W&D Finance is proud to again be throwing its support behind Run Ballarat in 2015, taking place on Sunday October 11 from 8:30am

We have sponsored this fantastic event since it first came to Ballarat in 2012 - both through sponsorship and the participation of our staff running and walking and as supportive spectators.

Since its inaugural year, Run Ballarat has raised a massive $589,678 towards the redevelopment of the Children’s Ward at the Ballarat Base Hospital. This Ward is in much need of a redesign and redevelopment after nearly two decades of delivering inpatient services to children and families.

According to the Run Ballarat website, “The Children’s Ward is a 16 bed unit which offers developmentally appropriate care for children and adolescents from Ballarat and the Grampians region. The unit is the only dedicated unit in the region and manages most medical and many surgical conditions. The unit is staffed by specialist Paediatric Nurses and BHS has an experienced team of consultant Paediatrician’s who provide specialist care to both public and private patients.”

 Some of the aspects of the new design will include:

·         Spaces that allow parents to stay overnight

  • Single rooms to accommodate adolescents
  • Central desk area, which optimises the view of the ward
  • Outdoor area for patients
  • Communal play areas 

The other good news is that this redevelopment will work around the other projects currently happening at Ballarat Base Hospital, which will mean as little disruption as possible to the current children’s ward. The redevelopment is a significant project and will be staged over approximately five years.

W&D and Doepels will again be fielding a group of runners and walkers to get out on the day and take on the 12 or 6km courses….and there is also a 1km course for the kids.

At the finish line is loads of water and fruit stations at the finish line, and participants and spectators will be treated to bands on the live stage, kids animal farm, food and drink vendors and best of all – a massage tent!

So even if you ‘re not competing, get down and support this great cause. Check out their website for more information.