The Turi Trust is the philanthropic arm of Turi Foods, a family-owned business based in Thomastown. Turi Foods have generously supported the Northern Hospital for many years through donations and sponsorships.
‘We believe in having strong ties with our community,’ says Pina, whose father established the company forty years ago. ‘At Turi Foods we work and live in this community and we believe we have a responsibility to give back,’ she says.
At their recent inaugural gala ball, the Turi Trust presented Northern Health CEO Greg Pullen with a cheque for $15,000 towards an Infant Isolette Incubator for the special care nursery.
‘The Trust as a whole is focused on children and we believe the health of the next generation here in the Northern community is very important,’ Pina says. ‘We’re very pleased to be able to help with the purchase of the Isolette which will help hundreds of newborn babies get the best care available.’
Local support, such as that provided by Turi Foods, is vital to the success of the Northern Health Foundation and local businesses of all sizes can choose to be involved at a range of levels to support Northern Health’s work by helping to raise funds for research, improving facilities or purchasing life saving medical equipment.
‘We believe it’s really important for local businesses and the community to support our health service as best we can and I’d definitely encourage other companies to get involved,’ says Pina. ‘It’s up to us to work together as a community and support Northern Health which will help us build an even stronger community.’