From 2011 to 2017, the Eastern Devils played the Darebin Falcons for the annual Cath Wotton Cup, whilst wearing a signature teal uniform. This fund was set up by the Wotton family, including two Eastern Devils Life Members Jo and Lou Wotton. All money raised on the charity day was donated to the Cath Wotton Scholarship Fund.
This scholarship was established in recognition of Catherine Wotton’s significant, 37 year contribution to nursing and her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
The scholarship provides registered nurses the opportunity to be specifically trained in the area of gynaecological cancers. It will enable nurses to act as patient advocates and to coordinate care for women with gynaecological cancers, as well as their families and carers. The aim of this scholarship is to address the current shortage of gynaecological nurses, so that women are supported through their cancer journey, whilst also raising awareness of gynaecological cancers amongst women in the community.