Toowoomba’s tiniest tots are among the kids who will benefit from a total of $12,000 in donations that Heritage Bank has made recently to assist the Children’s Ward at the Toowoomba Base Hospital. Heritage made a $7500 donation in June to the annual Give Me 5 For Kids appeal, which raises money for the Children’s Ward at the Hospital.
Heritage then topped it up with a further $4500 donation to the Children’s Ward this week. The additional funds were raised through sales of the annual Heritage Calendar in the Darling Downs area. Heritage Bank’s Regional Sales Manager Mr Kevin Gates presented the donation to the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation’s CEO Mr Peter Rookas during a visit to the Special Care Nursery at the Hospital recently.
The annual Heritage Calendar has become a much-loved tradition for customers. Each year since 1982, Heritage has chosen a prominent Queensland house to feature on its annual calendar, to help celebrate excellence in Queensland domestic architecture. The house featured this year was “Rhossilli”, located in the inner-Ipswich suburb of Newtown.
Heritage customers pay a gold coin donation for a copy of the calendar. The proceeds are then donated to a number of charities each year. A total of almost $25,000 is being distributed across south-east Queensland this year, with the Darling Downs region’s donation of $4500 going to the Children’s Ward. “Heritage prides itself on putting People first in everything we do,” Mr Gates said.
“The money donated will help the Hospital in buying the equipment it needs to look after sick kids from the region, particularly in the Special Care Nursery where the right machines are so vital in saving lives. “It’s a great cause and Heritage is very pleased to be able to make this donation.”
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