Jane McGrath Rose planted at Botanic Gardens

06 May 2016

A Jane McGrath Rose was planted this morning at Albury Botanic Gardens  to celebrate Mother's Day and highlight support for the McGrath Foundation.

Mother's Day on Sunday 8 May occurs four days after what would have been McGrath Foundation co-founder Jane McGrath's 50th birthday.

McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan, said she is grateful for the support that councils and their community continue to provide the McGrath Foundation.

 "The ongoing support from local communities has been instrumental in being able to continue Jane McGrath's mission and I'm incredibly humbled by Albury and all the other councils across Australia who have showed their support for the McGrath Foundation this Mother's Day in planting a beautiful light pink Jane McGrath Rose."

 "It's such a wonderful opportunity to mark my dear friend Jane's legacy," said Tracy.

AlburyCity Mayor Henk van de Ven said: "We're so delighted to be showing our support for the McGrath Foundation by planting a beautiful light pink Jane McGrath Rose this Mother's Day as they help so many families through uncertain times."

Since 2005, the McGrath Foundation has supported more than 44,000 families experiencing breast cancer, including more than 1,660 families in Albury-Wodonga.
 
The Jane McGrath Rose is specially bred by Treloar Roses for Australia's hardy conditions.