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Rats of Tobruk Association Inc.
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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).