Flinders Foundation is fortunate to have two distinguished patrons that are generous in lending their time and energy in support of the Foundation’s mission. Their dedication and passion for helping others is admirable and we are forever grateful for their contributions.

Jane Doyle, Newsreader Channel 7 Adelaide

Jane Doyle – Newsreader, Channel 7 Adelaide

Jane Doyle is proud to be our patron and has been
a passionate advocate for Flinders Foundation for many years.

“It’s a great honour to be Patron of the Flinders Foundation. To be able to play a small part in assisting the extraordinary staff who not only treat and assist patients, but also conduct cutting edge research to improve those treatments, is a rare privilege.

Over my years of involvement, I’ve developed a deep admiration for the Flinders’ teams who work so hard, often with very little public recognition, to change people’s lives for the better.

As a community, I believe it’s incumbent on all of us to do what we can to assist their mission.”

Lady Joan Hardy OAM

Lady Joan Hardy OAM

Lady Joan Hardy OAM – pinkyellowblueball Patron

Adelaide loves to remember Lady Hardy, as 'our' Joan McInnes - one of the state's most popular models and entertainers.

Starting her career of modelling, singing and entertaining in Adelaide in the 1960s, Joan moved on to Sydney in 1979 to further her career. After enjoying regular appearances on the Don Lane and Mike Walsh Shows and musical partnerships with well known Australian singers Joan joined NWS 9 in 1981 as entertainment producer/reporter on the Today Show until 1988 when she moved to the Ten Network to host the successful national morning program ‘Til Ten.

In December 1991, Joan married Sir James Hardy and left to pursue an even busier schedule supporting James's work and appearances nationally and overseas.

Since then she has served many local charitable and artistic associations, including taking up the mantel of Patron for the pinkyellowblueball in 2003.

We are extremely grateful to have Lady Hardy on board as our Patron and her ongoing interest in all that is happening within the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Caner.


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