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Toowoomba Hospice Only $10,000 Away From ‘Rolling Out The Carpet’

Hospice Chairman Mr Graham Barron OAM said the team at the Toowoomba Hospice were delighted with the response they have had so far for their Birthday Fundraiser ‘Roll Out The Carpet’ 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.

“As 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.” Said Mr Barron

L to R: Toowoomba and District Woodcrafters Ron O’Brien , Dale Logan and Tony Kelly as they present Hospice’s Chairman Graham Barron OAM and Administration and Fundraising Manager Mark Munro the beautiful hand-crafted timber pens to help with the Hospice’s Birthday Fundraiser ‘Roll Out The Carpet.’ The Hospice is celebrating 16 years of providing professional palliative care to over 1,400 clients since opening on the 1st of July 2003

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 “We 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!”

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 ‘Roll Out The Carpet’.

Mr Ron O’Brien from Toowoomba and District Woodcrafters said they have been operational for about 27 years with their Workshop at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. “Over 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.”

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.” Said Mr O’Brein

These pens that have been donated to us were especially engraved by Kevin and Zac from the Toowoomba Trophy Centre at no cost – 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 Fundraiser ‘Roll Out The Carpet’.”  - To support this wonderful fundraiser Go to:- www.givenow.com.au/hospice-16th-birthday  or go to their web site www.toowoombahospice.org.au and click on the Birthday Fundraiser link

Submitted by:
Mark Munro,
Administration and Fundraising Manager,
Toowoomba Hospice,
Ph: 07 4659 8500

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