Cancer Council of South Australia - Flinders Lodge

The Flinders Lodge Motel, located just outside the Adelaide CBD provides accommodation for rural and interstate visitors and their families, and support for people suffering from cancer.

In 2009 Mark became involved in a fundraising committee lead by Mark's business partner Jenny Hurley that joined together to raise vital funds for a new recreation centre at the motel. In total, $170,000 was raised resulting in a major renovation and a new recreation centre, which provides patients and families with a fun area to brighten their days.

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Calvary Hospital

Chip in for Calvary was the initiative of Mark's business partner Jenny Hurley who was on the Calvary Cancer Ward Upgrade Appeal Committee. The golf day made a significant contribution of $108,000 towards the appeal to raise $1 million for the refurbishment of St. Helen's Ward at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital. St. Helen's Ward is an inpatient oncology ward which was in dire need of redevelopment. Mark visited the ward prior to the redevelopment and quickly understood an upgrade, which was so important for cancer patients and their families.

Mark joined the inaugural 'Chip in for Calvary' Golf Day committee in early 2012 and was assisted by getting commitments from a number of sponsors and teams along with auction items to ensure a very successful event. As a result the ward now boasts five brand news rooms in a new wing along with completely refurbished existing rooms and the removal of all four and three bed bays. With 16 single rooms and five double rooms the ward is now better able to meet the care needs of cancer patients and their families. The inclusion of a family lounge and a dedicated four chair day treatment room were vital additions. From a dark and depressing ward, patients now enjoy a light and spacious environment which at last matches the high standard of care.

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Mark will again be a part of the 2013 Chip in for Calvary Golf Day, which will be raising money for the Mary Potter Hospice. If you'd like to be involved, please visit:


Little Heroes Foundation

Mark's association with the Little Heroes Foundation began in 1996, assisting to raise vital funds for children with cancer. The Little Heroes Foundation raises funds for seriously ill children and provides support for the children and their families after diagnosis.

The Little Heroes Foundation has raised more than $13 million dollars in vital lifesaving equipment, as well as assisting in facility upgrades, which are accessed by thousands of ill children each year at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide.

Part of Mark's association has included playing in the annual Slowdown match where former Adelaide and Port Adelaide players renew hostilities on the ground for a good cause! And in 2009, Mark along with 30 others walked the famous 96km Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea to raise funds for the foundation.

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