Achievements

The Laurel Palliative Care Foundation is able to achieve many things thanks to the support of the general public and the business community. It is very important to us that we share these milestones with you, no matter how big or small. Your money really does make a difference!

Research Initiatives

As a Foundation we are committed to raising the funds necessary to support research projects that increase knowledge and find solutions that will improve the quality of life for patients where cure is no longer possible.

The Southern Adelaide Palliative Services (SAPS) has an active research program aimed at developing better ways to deliver our quality care. The Research Unit is involved in both clinical and social research in the area of palliative care. To continue the difference that the Research Team make, we need your support. If you or someone close to you has a life limiting illness, then you know how important palliative research is for people both now, and in the future.

VIDEO – Professor David Currow of Flinders University talks about the role and value of research in palliative care. Prof. Currow has undertaken research in conjunction with Southern Adelaide Palliative Services.

Completed Initiatives

Everest Base Camp Trek 2013

This incredible event was completed in 2013, raising a staggering $109,000!

This brave group of people completed one of the world’s most iconic treks climbing Goyko Ri, which stands at an elevation of 5483 metres, and taking in spectacular views of Mt. Everest. Organiser Mark Nelson said, “the trek presented many challenges but these are minor compared to those who need palliative care services.”

A special video was made by our youngest trekker Liam, 15, to record his once in a lifetime experience with his father while raising funds to support people at the end of their life, click here to watch!

Cambodia Bike Trek 2014

Another amazing adventure was enjoyed by a team of 14 courageous (and very novice!) bike riders during October 2014, cycling over 280 km throughout regional Cambodia.  Facing steep hills, constant humidity and various accommodations along the way including a floating village, these enthusiastic trekkers thoroughly enjoyed their travels and collectively raised over $68,000!

Sri Lanka Bike Trek 2016

Yet again, our Pedal for Palliative Care 2016 bike trekkers took off to Sri Lanka for the experience of a lifetime. These brave adventurers raised over $65,000 towards supporting those with life-limiting illnesses at Laurel Hospice (previously Daw House Hospice) and the invaluable staff/volunteers there providing care. Elephant safaris, tea plantations, mountainous train rides and extreme humidity, our incredible bikers experience one of the most wonderful adventures.  For their efforts, we are extremely grateful!