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Paver fundraiser for new Lodge

Posted on June 26, 2014

Members of the public and local business can forever have their name on show at the new Rotary Lodge which is moving onsite to Bundaberg Hospital.

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation is launching a new fundraising campaign to raise money for the modifications required to this new building to make it suitable to support accommodation and meet building compliance with Class 1b of the Building Code of Australia.

While Rotary Clubs are once again lending their support to ensure this work is carried out, it also needs community support from both the North Burnett and Bundaberg communities.

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation Manager Maria Burnet said the gardens needed a makeover and a paved path would be incorporated into the new design.

“These pavers will not only form part of the garden in memory of Morrison James Marshall, a Biggenden man who passed away as a result of a tragic farming accident whose family and friends have donated a sizeable amount of money to assist in these renovations … but the fundraiser will raise the extra funds needed to see this project completed in a timely manner,” Ms Burnet said.                                                                             

Individuals can buy a paver (230x115x40mm (up to 42 letters) for the cost of $40 with their name permanently engraved. Larger pavers are also available (300x300x40) at a cost of $200 for those groups or businesses that want to be involved.

“We wanted to provide a permanent recognition of donors who support this new move on-site to Bundaberg Hospital,” Ms Burnet said. “They will also be appreciated for generations to come.”

“We are hoping that guests who have stayed with us will also support this campaign as we have had some wonderful testimonials from guests who have greatly appreciated having somewhere close to stay during a traumatic medical time. But businesses are also invited to participate.”

“We are hoping to order at least 100 engraved pavers in the first instance as this ensures we have free delivery to the hospital.”

People interested in participating should contact the Foundation on 4150 2863 or send a cheque (made payable to the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation) to Attention: Maria Burnet, BHSF, PO Box 34, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 and a receipt will be issued.

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