Middle Ridge RSL Sub Branch members have shown their support to the Toowoomba Hospice by their contribution of $3,500.00 for the ‘Adopt A Room’ Campaign to help with the care of people suffering from a terminal illness.
Toowoomba Hospice Chairman, Mr Graham Barron OAM said “The Middle Ridge RSL Sub Branch has again given us money that can be used to help our clients have a more comfortable stay while we are caring for them in the Hospice. We are very fortunate to have strong community support, and Middle Ridge RSL Sub Branch is a good example.”
Mr Norm Snape President of the Middle Ridge RSL Sub Branch said “By adopting a room we will be adding to the dignity and calmness that surrounds a client during the last stages of life.
Our adoption will be used to maintain a fresh and comfortable environment for those who need it the most, for example painting when required, to purchase furnishings and furniture for the room as well as general maintenance”
Branch members and their partners recently celebrated the 54th Annual Reunion Luncheon where Graham Barron and his wife Marlene were guests of honour and spoke about the Hospice. Mr Snape responded by saying “We are very proud to be able to serve our community especially the Toowoomba Hospice in recognition for their professional care provided to our veterans.”
Toowoomba Hospice is a not-for-profit, community facility, caring for people with a terminal illness and their families at no cost. The Hospice is located in O’Quinn Street and needs to raise funds from the community to keep the service running.