Annual Walk & Fun Run

The Friends of Palliative Care Inc first Walk & Fun Run was held in 1994 with a walk from the Mater Hospital to East Maitland. The Walk & Fun Run then became an annual event, being held out at Tocal for 23 years before moving to Walka Water Works in 2018.

Our annual event includes a 10KM FUN Run, a 5KM FUN Run and a 5KM Walk which is suitable for all ages, stages and abilities, we welcome prams and wheelchairs. Please no pets. We will have food and beverages for sale as well as raffle tickets, with the raffle being drawn at the conclusion of the event. The morning will conclude with a small ceremony to remember those we have lost and to support those currently fighting.

The 30th Annual Walk & Fun Run was held on Sunday 10th March 2024 at Maitland Regional Athletics Centre and raised an incredible $30,070!

Palliative Care Collaboration Meetings

These meetings bring together palliative care services, health and allied health professionals

They aim to assist care and medical providers gain a better understanding of how each team works and discuss how we can work together to better care for individuals in Palliative and End of Life Care in our region.

Nurses, General Practitioners, Pharmacists, Palliative Care Doctors, liked minded community groups and, individuals interested in volunteering are warmly invited to attend.

Our Collaborative Meetings are held in October.

Please keep an eye on our social media platforms for event announcements and updates.

Annual Mango Fundraiser

Each year Friends of Palliative Care Inc runs a mango drive. This is an important fundraiser for our organisation.

7kg trays of delicious Bowen mangos are shipped from QLD and distributed in December.

A portion of each sale is donated to FOPC so we can continue to support individuals and families in end of life and palliative care.

At the 2022 mango drive 419 trays were ordered and $2,300 raised – a record for us!!

The 2023 mango drive is now closed, thank you to everyone who ordered!

Annual General Meeting

The Friends of Palliative Care Annual General Meeting is held at the end of October / early November each year.

All members of our community are invited to attend.

As an entirely volunteer-based organisation, all office-holder positions are open for reappointment every year. We rely on volunteers filling these positions so that we can continue to offer our services and operate our Not For Profit organisation.

The 2023 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 6 November at East Maitland Bowling Club.