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Rats of Tobruk Association Inc.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Rats of Tobruk Association (ROTA) Neuroscience Fellowship Fund Back   in   2005,   the   then   surviving   Tobruk   veteran   members   decided   to   sell   their   hall   known   as   Tobruk House,   their   home   and   meeting   place   for   over   fifty   years.      The   few   surviving   ‘Rats’   were   in   their   late 80’s   and   early   90’s;   they   very   much   wanted   control   over   what   happened   to   the   money   the   building was   now   worth,   a   considerable   sum.      They   wanted   to   use   the   money   raised   from   the   sale   in   a   way that   would   perpetuate   the   ‘Rats   of   Tobruk’   so   that   their   story   will   never   be   forgotten.      No   brick   and mortar monuments for them; they were more interested in the money being used to benefit society for many years to come; they particularly wanted to help young people. After   many   months   of   consideration,   the   veteran’s   decided   to   donate   the   money   in   a   way   that would   assist   research   into   childhood   medical   conditions.      In   2010,   the   association   donated   $1.5 million     to    The    Royal    Children’s    Hospital    Foundation.     These    funds    have    been     used    to     establish    the Rats of Tobruk Association Neuroscience Fellowship Fund. The   Fellowship   is   awarded   annually   to   a   young   doctor   so   that   he   or   she   can   undertake   studies associated   with   paediatric   neuroscience.      The   Fellowship   has   had   an   inspirational   track   record   of success   and   achievement.      It   is   a   sought   after,   prestigious   Fellowship.         The   growing   number   of recipients is contributing to an international network of paediatric neuroscience specialist. The    contribution    the    Fellowship    makes    to    train    future    paediatric    neurologists    is    extremely important.      The   opportunities   created   are   pivotal   to   the   ongoing   development   of   the   specialised skills,   which   is   important   for   the   current   and   future   care   of   children   and   young   persons   living   with neurological conditions.   This is an incredible legacy left by the Tobruk veterans. If   you   would   like   to   support   and   be   part   of   the   vision   of   the   Tobruk   veterans   who   established   the fund,   you   can   make   a   donation   by   sending   a   cheque   made   out   to   the   ‘Royal   Children’s   Hospital Foundation’,   to   The   Secretary,   ROTA,   44   Victoria   Avenue,   Albert   Park,   Vic   3206.      All   donations   over $2.00   are   tax   deductable.      Please   include   your   name   and   address   for   return   of   the   receipt.      You   can find out more information by ringing 0432 232 502. Another way you can support the fund is to consider making a gift in your will.  You can find out  more information about how to go about this by contacting Jessica Frean, Bequests and Planned Giving, RCH Foundation (03 9345 6389; email Jessica.frean@rch.org.au).
web design © marna graphics
Rats of Tobruk Association Inc.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Rats of Tobruk Association (ROTA) Neuroscience Fellowship Fund Back   in   2005,   the   then   surviving   Tobruk   veteran   members   decided   to   sell   their   hall   known   as   Tobruk House,   their   home   and   meeting   place   for   over   fifty   years.      The   few   surviving   ‘Rats’   were   in   their   late 80’s   and   early   90’s;   they   very   much   wanted   control   over   what   happened   to   the   money   the   building was   now   worth,   a   considerable   sum.      They   wanted   to   use   the   money   raised   from   the   sale   in   a   way that   would   perpetuate   the   ‘Rats   of   Tobruk’   so   that   their   story   will   never   be   forgotten.      No   brick   and mortar monuments for them; they were more interested in the money being used to benefit society for many years to come; they particularly wanted to help young people. After   many   months   of   consideration,   the   veteran’s   decided   to   donate   the   money   in   a   way   that would   assist   research   into   childhood   medical   conditions.      In   2010,   the   association   donated   $1.5 million     to    The    Royal    Children’s    Hospital    Foundation.     These    funds    have    been     used    to     establish    the Rats of Tobruk Association Neuroscience Fellowship Fund. The   Fellowship   is   awarded   annually   to   a   young   doctor   so   that   he   or   she   can   undertake   studies associated   with   paediatric   neuroscience.      The   Fellowship   has   had   an   inspirational   track   record   of success   and   achievement.      It   is   a   sought   after,   prestigious   Fellowship.         The   growing   number   of recipients is contributing to an international network of paediatric neuroscience specialist. The    contribution    the    Fellowship    makes    to    train    future    paediatric    neurologists    is    extremely important.      The   opportunities   created   are   pivotal   to   the   ongoing   development   of   the   specialised skills,   which   is   important   for   the   current   and   future   care   of   children   and   young   persons   living   with neurological conditions.   This is an incredible legacy left by the Tobruk veterans. If   you   would   like   to   support   and   be   part   of   the   vision   of   the   Tobruk   veterans   who   established   the fund,   you   can   make   a   donation   by   sending   a   cheque   made   out   to   the   ‘Royal   Children’s   Hospital Foundation’,   to   The   Secretary,   ROTA,   44   Victoria   Avenue,   Albert   Park,   Vic   3206.      All   donations   over $2.00   are   tax   deductable.      Please   include   your   name   and   address   for   return   of   the   receipt.      You   can find out more information by ringing 0432 232 502. Another way you can support the fund is to consider making a gift in your will.  You can find out  more information about how to go about this by contacting Jessica Frean, Bequests and Planned Giving, RCH Foundation (03 9345 6389; email Jessica.frean@rch.org.au).