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Posted by admin, October 5, 2010 1:36 am

Patients will be the ultimate benefactors following the decision by Rotary Club Bundaberg City Daybreak to donate funds from this year’s Property and Lifestyle Expo being held on October 24 to the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation.

The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation is a local non-profit group which raises funds for local people and local health projects.

The Foundation works to provide:

  • medical equipment for Bundaberg Hospital,
  • funds for research into the nature, origin and causes of disease,
  • professional training for medical and nursing staff, and
  • programs relating to the prevention and control of disease.

Chairman Janet Tallon said the foundation was now in its 11th year and during that time it had spent over $200,000 on medical equipment and medical and nursing training.

“All funds raised by the Foundation goes directly back into the community and enables us to achieve our goals and commitment to people in the Bundaberg and North Burnett communities who rely on treatment at Bundaberg Hospital,” she said.

“We provide all the extras that are so vital to patient comfort and care.

“By ensuring that operating costs are funded by other revenue streams, the Foundation has continued its quite unique commitment to guarantee that every cent raised by donors – be they individuals, groups, or businesses – is spent on patient services and not administration costs.

“If you donate $1 to the Foundation 100% of that money goes to patients projects. And all donations over $2 are tax deductible.”

Mrs Tallon said that it was thanks to the wonderful community support and partnership with service organisations, like the Daybreak Rotary Club, that helped the Foundation achieve its mission.

“The club’s generous commitment to donate funds from this year’s Property and Lifestyle Expo to the Foundation will help enhance local patient care and the provision of local health care services,” Mrs Tallon said.

“It is these donors who help ensure that the Foundation continues to deliver significant support in so many ways to patients, carers and their families, the community and health care workers.

“The foundation, which includes a board of dedicated volunteers who are community and business leaders, is entering a very exciting and dynamic phase,” Mrs Tallon said.

“We hope the community supports this year’s Property and Lifestyle Expo knowing that money raised and donated to the Foundation will reap rewards for local people when they are ill or injured.”

For more information telephone Maria Burnet, 4150 2863


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