Hospice Chairman Mr Graham Barron OAM said the team at the Toowoomba Hospice were delighted with the response they have had so far for theirÂ Birthday FundraiserÂ â€˜Roll Out The Carpetâ€™Â with over $20,000 being raised out of the $30,000 birthday gift they are looking for.
Mr Barron reaffirmed his admiration for the achievements of staff, volunteers and supporters especially in the last 16 years who have helped in providing professional palliative care service to the local community in a nice home-like environment.
â€œAs I have mentioned many times our vision is to provide palliative care based on mutual respect, trust and individual needs and I am proud to say that we do this very successfully and this is shown by the wonderful support we have received for this fundraiser.â€ Said Mr Barron
Administration and Fundraising Manger Mark Munro said to help celebrate 16 years of providing safe, quality care in partnership with the community for those with a terminal illness â€œWe are asking the community to please donate $16 each to help us reach $30,000 so we can re-carpet the entire facility, and we now only need a further $10,000!â€
The Hospice has just been given 20 beautifully hand-crafted timber pens by the Toowoomba and District Woodcrafters to sell with the proceeds going to the Birthday Fundraiser â€˜Roll Out The Carpetâ€™.
Mr Ron O’Brien fromÂ Toowoomba and District WoodcraftersÂ said they have been operational for about 27 years with their Workshop at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. â€œOver the years, the membership has increased, the shed has been expended on three occasions and comes complete with many pieces of woodworking machinery. Making Pens is just one of many activities that the Club is engaged in.â€
Another member Tony Kelly has a wonderful display of pens at Cobb & Co. Museum and I have been making pens for over 20 years and supply the Toowoomba West Probus Club; where guest speakers at our Monthly meeting receive a Pen as a token of the Club’s appreciation for their presentation.â€ Said Mr Oâ€™Brein
These pens that have been donated to us were especially engraved by Kevin and Zac from the Toowoomba Trophy Centre at no cost â€“ thank you guys, this is another great example of our community working together for the Toowoomba Hospice said Mr Munro
As a bonus to help reach the target, the Hospice will give one of these beautiful pens to the first 10 people who donate $1,000 to their Birthday FundraiserÂ â€˜Roll Out The Carpetâ€™.â€Â -Â To support this wonderful fundraiser Go to:-Â www.givenow.com.au/hospice-16th-birthdayÂ or go to their web site www.toowoombahospice.org.au and click on the Birthday Fundraiser link
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