As a leading philanthropist and passionate Sea Eagles supporter, Mrs Kay Van Norton Poche is bringing together three organisations that are very close to her heart.
Thanks to Kay's generosity, the logos of Poche Indigenous Health Network and Melanoma Institute Australia will feature on the sleeves of special event jerseys to be worn by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for NRL Indigenous and Women in League Rounds this year.
Poche Indigenous Health Network will be on the sleeves for Indigenous Round (Round 10, Saturday 12 May v Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium*) with Melanoma Institute Australia to feature on the sleeves for Women in League Round (Round 22, Saturday 11 August v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Lottoland).
Mr Gregory Poche AO and Kay have donated over $100 million to charity, including the funds required to establish the Poche Indigenous Health Network and Melanoma Institute Australia, both celebrating 10-year anniversaries in 2018.
With a network of Poche Centres now across the country, The Poche Indigenous Health Network exists to help close the gap in life expectancy and to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Melanoma Institute Australia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs.
"I really couldn't be happier to be bringing these three wonderful organisations together to help raise further awareness and recognition for the amazing work that is being done through both the Poche Indigenous Health Network and Melanoma Institute Australia across the country," said Mrs Van Norton Poche.
"I absolutely love my Manly Sea Eagles and I'm delighted with this initiative that allows us to showcase both the Poche Indigenous Health Network and Melanoma Institute Australia branding on the jersey sleeves of my favourite team," Mrs Van Norton Poche added.
Special mention must go to Sea Eagles Premier Partner – Shaw and Partners Financial Services, who have given up their usual branding of the jersey sleeves for these special event jerseys, allowing Kay to invest in this unique initiative to feature the two charities founded by the Poches with Mr Reg Richardson AM 10 years ago now.
To find out more about Poche Indigenous Health Network, please visit http://www.pochehealth.edu.au/.
To find out more about Melanoma Institute Australia, please visit http://www.melanoma.org.au/.