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Posted by admin, July 4, 2011 9:00 am

OPEN DAY TO UNVEIL NAMING RITES CHALLENGE

 So just which towns will have a bedroom at Rotary Lodge named in their honour?

The Naming Rites Challenge, which ended on September 30, will be revealed at a special open day at the Lodge on October 22.

The Challenge was launched by the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation, which manages the Lodge, earlier this year to ensure the ongoing success of this project.

The Lodge offers low-cost accommodation to patients and their carers requiring hospital treatment in Bundaberg.

Foundation manager Maria Burnet congratulated all those communities who had worked hard to raise funds and donate to this challenge.

“The Lodge is a considerably large project being undertaken by the Foundation, which is a not-for-profit charity and these funds will help considerably with ongoing expenses, our monthly lease and maintenance,’’ she said.

“The rural communities have been calling for an accommodation complex like this for many years and it now needs support from these towns – and it is obvious that they have risen to the challenge with donations flowing in over recent months,’’ she said.

“Illness can strike anyone at any time and all those groups and individuals who have donated money to this challenge have certainly helped fellow community members in their time of need.

“But it does need to be ongoing and that is why this Naming Rites Challenge will be an annual event to ensure the Lodge doors remain open.’’

During September donations were received from the Biggenden Community ($210), Biggenden Donation Boxes ($59.10), Alan Carroll ($20), Biggenden RSL Sub Branch ($100), Coalstoun Lakes & District Soldiers Memorial Hall hoy and cent sale ($566.41), Gin Gin Hospital Auxiliary $200, Gin Gin Women’s Fitness Club ($100), Gayndah Donation Boxes ($9), Gayndah Lions Club ($1200), Gayndah RSL Branch ($500), Mt Perry Hotel Donation Box ($57), Mundubbera Donation Boxes ($50.25), Rotary Club of Mundubbera from the Pacific Workers Dinner ($91.10), Qld Country Women’s Association ($100), Lions Club of Mundubbera ($300).

The five towns which will have a bedroom named will be unveiled at the open day on October 22 at 10.30am following by morning tea and a tour of the Lodge until noon.

For further information on the naming rites challenge, to register a fundraising event for the Lodge or to book into the Lodge please phone the Foundation on 4150 2863.

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