GV Health Foundation Christmas Appeal a success
Published at: 17 Jan 2020
IT WAS A COMPLETE SURPRISE WHEN JULIANA CARRAFA WON THE GV HEALTH FOUNDATION 2019 CHRISTMAS APPEAL DRAW.
Former GV Health staff member Juliana Carrafa said she was shocked when contacted by GV Health Foundation Director Carmel Johnson who informed her she had won.
Ms Carrafa said it was simply her connection to her former employer that prompted her to donate to this year’s appeal, which saw several necessary hospital items available for purchase.
Those who donated went in the running to win a ‘Bolt’ RILU e-Bike, generously donated by Leigh Egan Cycles.
Presented her bike on Christmas Eve, Ms Carrafa said while she had not ridden a bike for around 30 years, she would arrange for some lessons off her nephews who were into cycling.
Having finished up her role in the finance department at GV Health in 2004, Ms Carrafa said she worked at the health service for 22 years.
“I started in 1983 and that was when I first met Carmel as well,” she said.
Ms Johnson congratulated Ms Carrafa as well as the winner of the GV Health
Foundation Christmas Raffle, Michelle McNabb, who also won an e-Bike.
There were also several other prizes up for grabs through the raffle.
“GV Health and the Foundation would like to acknowledge the contribution and generosity of Leigh Egan Cycles, particularly the initiative shown by Aaron Egan to encourage people to ride to work as their mode of transportation," Ms Johnson said.
“It is great Aaron has been able to step forward and so generously donate two bikes.”
Mr Egan thanked Ms Johnson and GV Health for the opportunity to support the health service with the initiative as well as supporting cycling in general.
“It is important to encourage the community to cycle in order to lead a healthy lifestyle as well as reduce local traffic congestion,” he said.
Ms Johnson thanked McPherson Media Group for their support of the appeal.