Royal Children's Hospital patient Dempsey Wells visits The Valley

Cox Plate Charity Pin record announcement for RCH Foundation

The Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) is delighted to announce that the Club has raised a record $48,088 for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation through the sale of our 2018 Cox Plate Carnival Charity Pins.

The 2018 Cox Plate Carnival Charity Pins were available to purchase for $5 during race meetings at The Valley from Ladbrokes Cox Plate Qualifier Raceday on September 8, all the way through to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival on October 26-27. They were also available through volunteer pin sellers at each event during Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival week and at the MV Legends, the Junction Club and LeighOak gaming venues.

“We are absolutely delighted to have raised a record amount of $48,088 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation through our Cox Plate Carnival Charity Pin partnership and we are very proud of our staff, volunteers and all those who donated to this worthy cause,” said Don Casboult, MVRC Chairman.

“It has been a record Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival for the MVRC in many areas, but this would be one we would be most proud of considering the amazing work the Royal Children’s Hospital does for all Victorians,” said Casboult.

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care to Victoria’s children and their families for nearly 150 years. Through philanthropy, The RCH Foundation is changing the future of healthcare for children and young people across Australia and the world.

“Community support like this supports medical excellence at the hospital, ensuring the hospital can continue providing outstanding care to our sickest and most vulnerable children”, says Sue Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“This incredible teamwork and contribution will support education and learning for RCH Nurses through the Dame Elisabeth Nursing Development Scholarship at the RCH, a life-changing project at the hospital.

“We are thankful for every dollar raise and we wholeheartedly thank the Moonee Valley Racing Club, volunteers and the local community for their generous support.

“The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation is committed to partnering with our community to enable the RCH to not only be a great hospital but transform the lives of the children in its care – now and for the next 150 years,” said Hunt.