Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy

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$102,117
75%
Raised toward our $135,000 Goal
488 Donors
145
days left
Project ends on December 01, at 10:00 AM AEDT
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Mid-year update

June 17, 2020

One year ago, the team started our fundraising process to leave a meaningful legacy in memory of Andrew to the University of Sydney. The challenges that we have faced due to COVID-19 has made it even clearer to us that we must keep the dialogue open for improvements in mental health, and support those who need it most. 

 

As we reflect on what has already been achieved, we are incredibly grateful for all the support from everyone. There have been many fundraising activities including the Blackmores Running Festival, Bunnings BBQ, R U OK? Day bake sale, Sydney Fringe Festival comedy night and corporate donations from the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, we celebrated Andrew's life through the event "Cocktails for Chewy" where we raised over $15,000, taking our total to over $100,000. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of our donors for your support and generosity in the past year. Your contribution has helped us get closer to making a difference for the future of mental health research in pharmacy. 

 

As we close in on our goal of $135,000 we hope to have some exciting fundraising ideas and events to share with you soon! During these difficult times, we only ask those who can, to continue supporting our fundraising efforts by making a donation for the scholarship. If you make your donation by 30 June 2020, 100% of your gift will be tax deductible for this financial year. 

 

Thank you for all your love and support. We hope to see you all very soon.

Eva x

 

Now more than ever, we all need to be there for each other

April 09, 2020

I hope this update finds you safe and in good health.

 

Three years on, as we remember Andrew, the Australian Journal of Pharmacy has published our story and vision towards a mentally better future.

 

I am delighted to share it with you here.

 

Until we meet again, take care.

Eva x

 

Over $15,000 raised at Cocktails for Chewy

March 13, 2020

It's with great excitement to share with you all the success of our most recent fundraising event, Cocktails for Chewy, which was held on Saturday the 29th of February. We were joined by Professor Andrew McLachlan, members of the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, family and friends. 

 

Thanks to the overwhelming support pre-event and on the night we raised over $15,000 for Andrew's Scholarship. This brings us closer to our goal of $135,000 to establish a perpetual scholarship which will support mental health research for generations to come. The crowdfunding page has now reached our next milestone of $100,000! 

 

None of this is possible without the generosity from everyone, both by those who couldn’t attend and those who celebrated with us. Thank you for keeping Andrew’s memory alive, and sharing your memories of him with me on the night. Your support and belief in us means a lot to everyone in the team. Shout out to Banchō for hosting us! 

 

With my love and gratitude,

Eva x

 

Cocktails for Chewy - 29 February 2020

February 03, 2020

Tickets are on sale now!

 

The team from The Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy are excited to invite you to our next fundraising event. Throughout 2019, we have been inundated with encouragement and support as we work towards our goal of raising $135,000 for a perpetual scholarship to further mental health research at The University of Sydney, School of Pharmacy.

 

In 2020, we are kicking off our fundraising calendar with a great night out, in the true spirit of Chewy. We are delighted that the Head of School & Dean of Pharmacy at The University of Sydney, Professor Andrew McLachlan AM, will join us for this special event. 

 

Bancho is a cocktail and whisky small bar in the heart of Sydney that will host our private charity evening, a location and night that Chewy himself would no doubt have thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Your ticket will include cocktails on arrival at 4:00pm, roaming canapes, special pricing on beverages throughout the evening as well as the opportunity to be part of a fundraising raffle to win some great prizes and experiences. Formalities will wrap up at 8:00pm, with hospitality continuing into the night.

 

Everyone is welcome to come! We look forward to seeing you and your friends for a top evening!

 

Buy your tickets here.

 

Image of Bancho by Jeremy Plaisance

Upjohn, a division of Pfizer Australia, donates!

January 17, 2020

Pfizer recently invited our fundraising team to speak at their World Mental Health Day morning tea at the Head Office in Sydney.

 

Thank you to Pfizer for letting us share our story, and for being part our vision to raise awareness for mental health conditions. It was a pleasure to witness a culture where colleagues looked out for one another and encouraged open communication in the workplace. 

 

A huge thank you to Pfizer's Upjohn division for their generous donation of $5,000 to the scholarship. We are incredibly grateful for your continuous support in the mental health space. 

 

Click here to see Pfizer's announcement on LinkedIn.

 

Lundbeck Australia contributes $6,000

January 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that at the end of 2019, Lundbeck employees voted to make the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy the sole beneficiary of the charity gift giving initiative at the company.

 

We are extremely grateful to the staff at Lundbeck. Thank you so much for your generosity and for choosing to support our cause.

 

                               "We hope that the scholarship fundraising target will soon be realized

                                 and appreciate the work that has been undertaken so far to ensure

                                  Andrew has a lasting and fitting legacy that benefits many others."

                                      Michal Sørensen, Managing Director, at Lundbeck Australia.

 

 

Save the Date!

December 06, 2019

To welcome the new year in 2020, we would like to invite you to save the date for a very special night in Sydney for the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy fundraising team on Saturday 29 February.

 

We are doing what Andrew "Chewy" loved most, spending time with those closest to him over a whiskey or two, sharing countless stories and moments of laughter together.

 

We hope you can join us and can't wait to catch up with you then. 

 

More details on the event to follow. 

 

50% of funds raised towards our $135,000 goal!

November 28, 2019

We are very pleased to update you all that we are halfway towards our target of $135,000 to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of Andrew. With some successful fundraising activities in the last couple of months, including the Blackmores running festival, Bunnings BBQ and charity comedy night with Kim Le, we've seen our tally climb above our expectations. 

 

In September, a team of 20 runners ran the Blackmores Running Festival covering the marathon, half-marathon and the 10km to fundraise for the scholarship. Thanks to many generous donations from friends, family and colleagues the target of $20,000 was well exceeded with a final total of $24,325. A huge effort by all the volunteers and a massive thank you to all who contributed!

 

Thank you to Z Software

October 16, 2019

Z Software has contributed $5,000 towards the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy crowdfunding campaign.

 

Many members of the Z Software team are University of Sydney alumni from the School of Pharmacy and are delighted to be part of an initiative that helps raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.

 

Thank you to Z Software for supporting the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy. We are very grateful to have your support.

 

Thank you to Mundipharma Australia

September 13, 2019

For this year's RUOK? Day, Mundipharma supported the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy, organising a bake sale to help raise funds for the scholarship. The company has already contributed $5,000 towards the crowdfunding target of $135,000.

 

Thank you to Mundipharma Australia for supporting the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy.

 

Dr Kim Le to donate all proceeds from his Sydney Fringe Festival 2019 Stand Up Comedy Show

August 12, 2019

Dr Kim Le (Kimmo), a dear friend of ours, is performing his first solo show at the Sydney Fringe Festival in Kings Cross on 19 September and 21 September.

 

In addition to his personal donation to the scholarship fund, Kim has decided to donate all proceeds from his two performances to the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy. His generosity has left us speechless, and we greatly appreciate his ongoing support for our cause. 

 

We hope that you will join us in supporting Kim by buying tickets to the show, which promises to be a fantastic night for a great cause.

 

You can purchase tickets here

 

Thank you,

Eva Tu 

A letter from the Head of School and Dean, Pharmacy

July 01, 2019

A letter from the Head of School and Dean, Pharmacy, Professor Andrew McLachlan AM.

Team #tugood participating in this year's Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

June 18, 2019

Our team, #tugood, is participating in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on 15 September to raise funds for the Andrew Tu Scholarship in Pharmacy.

 

We are delighted to announce the incredible members of our team who have volunteered to be part of this cause and put their hand up to fundraise. They are a really special bunch and you can learn more about them by following our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/andrewtuscholarship/ or by searching @andrewtuscholarship.

 

Please donate to your favourite runner or the team page at https://crowdfunding.sydney.edu.au/g/tugood 

 

Thank you for your generous and compassionate support. 

 

Update

June 05, 2019

The University of Sydney's INSPIRED philanthropic campaign was celebrated last Saturday night with a room full of people who have made extraordinary things possible. The event acknowledged generous gifts from donors who have overcome adversity and embraced opportunity. It was an honour to be invited to celebrate these stories, and realise how simple acts of kindness transform into a lifetime of ripple effects. 

 

The celebration coincided with the beginning of our own vision to create a better future. A big thank you to The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy and the Dean, Professor Andrew McLachlan, for the overwhelming support and a generous personal donation to kick off our campaign.

 

Thank you,

Eva Tu

 

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