- Wednesday 11 May 2016
A Jane McGrath Rose has been planted in Buderim Lions Park by Sunshine Coast Council to highlight its support for the McGrath Foundation and co-founder Jane McGrath who would have celebrated her 50th birthday tomorrow (Thursday).
Mayor Mark Jamieson and Division Seven Councillor Ted Hungerford planted the rose bush this morning in a prominent position near the entrance to the park and hope it will thrive to become a popular permanent reminder of Jane’s courage and vision.
“We’re delighted to be showing our support for the McGrath Foundation by planting this light pink Jane McGrath Rose on the eve of what would have been Jane’s 50th birthday,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The foundation she co-founded helps so many families through uncertain times.
“It’s important we continue to support that work and remember Jane’s contribution to helping thousands of Australian women, including here on the Sunshine Coast.
“I’m told by our Parks and Gardens crew that the conditions here in Buderim Lions Park will really suit this rose so it will be a beautiful addition for our visitors to enjoy.”
McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan thanked council for its contribution to promoting and assisting the foundation.
“I’m incredibly humbled by Sunshine Coast Council’s support and the community they represent for showing their support for the McGrath Foundation,” she said.
“It’s such a wonderful opportunity to mark my dear friend Jane’s legacy, to which we have been able to support 40,000 families since 2005 through our 110 dedicated McGrath Breast Care Nurses.”
The Jane McGrath Rose is specially bred for Australia’s hardy conditions by long-time McGrath Foundation corporate friend, Treloar Roses.