Ian Tyrer Fund
Fundraising for Plantagenet Regional Hospital
ORIGINAL ARTICLE- Written MARCH 2004
Twelve months have passed since well-known Mount Barker winemaker
Ian Tyrer lost his battle with cancer. At his funeral his wife Linda and daughter Kim set up a fund for the Plantagenet Hospital to raise money to buy an ultrasound machine. During Ian's illness he had to travel 100kms for this treatment, a painful inconvenience especially late into his illness.
The target was $25,000.
But due to the generosity of his friends and colleagues a total of $47,333.20 has been raised to date. The ultra sound has purchased and already put to good use. So far over $41,000 has been spent on the following equipment-
Plantagenet Wines organised a wine raffle where the wineries thorough WA donated 60 dozen wines, raising about $7,000.
Last March wine industry members held a memorial dinner at the Court Wine Bar, Northbridge that raised $7,000, which would be used to renovate and refurbish the Quiet Room, which is also used for chemotherapy, Mental Health and meetings and in much need for a renovation. This project now in progress and will use most of the money left.
The emphasis of the fund has been to purchase items that will help people stay at home for as long as they can and make them comfortable as possible. Also to purchase things that the hospital needed but unlikely to get with government budget cuts.
The Tyrer family are overwhelmed with the generosity and support the community have given. And feel it is a reflection of the love and admiration they had for 'the busy little winemaker' Ian Tyrer.
Recoup Linda Tyrer
Plantagenet Village Homes (Share of Wine Producers Ass donation)
IAN TYRER FUND Plantagenet News Nov 2008
It is nice to know that after 5 years the Ian Tyrer Fund is still going strong with the latest purchase of a blanket warmer for the Plantagenet District Hospital. With over $50,000 raised so far, we would like to thank all those who have contributed and to know that the money is well spent. Please note that money donated is tax deductible and stays in town.
Thanks again, Linda Tyrer, trustee.