Pin & Win Ambassador Matt Cumani

Pin & Win Ambassador Matt Cumani Photo

Monday 10 Oct 2016

Ballarat-based horse racing trainer, Matt Cumani visited The Alfred hospital in the lead up to the Caulfield Guineas to see the life-saving work of doctors and nurses first-hand.

Touring the emergency and trauma centre, intensive care unit and trauma ward, Matt also met with patient, Michael Nunan, who was recovering after falling from a quad-bike.

The Alfred Foundation is proud to partner with the Melbourne Racing Club for the 2016 BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival Pin & Win Program.

As the official charity partner, proceeds from the sale of the exclusive carnival pin will help redevelop the Hydrotherapy Centre at Caulfield hospital – part of Alfred Health – which is used in the rehabilitation journey for many patients.

The Hydrotherapy pool is an important resource in helping to keep the local community healthy and a key part of the continuation of the care provided to those who have suffered a serious illness or injury.

Through the MRC Pin & Win promotion, Caulfield hospital will be able to further improve the rehabilitation services that support the local community as well as people from right across Victoria as they continue on their journey back to full health. The centre is a vital component of helping many patients return to the life they had previously.

Matt has kindly leant his weight as part of a prominent racing family behind supporting the Foundation as an ambassador for this unique fundraising initiative.

“I’m delighted to be able to support such a great cause,” Matt said.

“Victoria is very fortunate to have such great trauma care, and I saw this care in action during my visit.”

You can support this important project by purchasing a 2016 BMW Caulfield Cup Lapel Pin.

The iconic pins are available for purchase on race days during the Caulfield Racing Carnival, within Melbourne Racing Club owned venues and at Alfred Health campuses including Caulfield Hospital and the Alfred.