With the 2013 Naming Rights Challenge for Rotary Lodge closing on September 30 donations from various groups continue to flow in.
This challenge is a capital fundraiser for the Lodge which offers low cost accommodation to patients and carers who require treatment at any of the three Bundaberg Hospitals. The Lodge is managed and leased by the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation a local charity and needs community donations to keep the Lodge operational.
Since the lodge opened in March 2011 it has been a home-away-from home for over 650 people during a difficult medical time.
Major donations have been received from the Rum City Reds $2000 from the recent Red Hat function held in Bundaberg, Oakwood QCWA ($100), Biggenden Lions Club ($100), St Matthews Anglican Church Gayndah ($70), Lions Club of Mundubbera ($1000) and Monto Rotary Club ($350).
Manager of the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation Maria Burnet said the Foundation and patients and carers who use the facility were very grateful for the continuing support from the North Burnett and Bundaberg communities.
“Paying a monthly lease means we need donations to help keep the doors to the Lodge open for people in need,” she said.
“The top five communities from this challenge will have a bedroom named in their honour and the challenge will begin again for 2014.”
North Burnett Naming Rites Tally to date (September 10)
Mt Perry $2666
For further information on the challenge, to register a fundraising event for the Lodge or to book into the Lodge please phone the Foundation on 4150 2863.