Title

Notre Dame Students to the Rescue

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 5-25-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Medical students from The University of Notre Dame Australia donned their scrubs and headed to King Square in Fremantle for the inaugural fundraising event - Med Rescue.

The day was designed to raise money for the Fremantle Patients Heart Support Group, a local volunteer organisation who offer support to people admitted to Fremantle Hospital for cardiothoracic surgery.

Students enthusiastically gathered in the square to set up stalls and prepare for the Med Rescue challenge, where groups were given different accident scenarios to attend to.

Things kicked off with a team going in to save some ‘submariners’ involved in an accident, continuing with a bomb blast and burns scenario as well as a lot of face painting and tin shaking.

Student Shamitha Kathurusinghe said the day was a huge success with over $2,500 raised.

“Everyone had a lot of fun, and we are really happy with the amount of funds we raised. The Fremantle Heart Support Group does such a great job and often help us at exam time by acting as patients,” said Ms Kathurusinghe.

Also attending the event were St John Ambulance, the Defence Force and the volunteers form Fremantle Patients Hearts Support Group, who once again kindly donated their time to act as patients.