Generosity shines through

Published 12:57pm 23 September 2021

Generosity shines through
Words by Kylie Knight

Momentum is growing for the inaugural Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day, Wednesday October 13, with local business and community groups creating a range of exciting fundraising events to kickstart the appeal.

Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day is being held in partnership with Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation to raise funds for hospital-led health research, evidence-based patient care programs, health education, innovative equipment and other initiatives.

RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske says support for the appeal has been overwhelming, with care provider BallyCara recently announced as the appeal’s first major corporate donor.

“BallyCara’s donation of $10,000 is an act of incredible generosity and shows how highly regarded Redcliffe Hospital is within the community for its commitment to patient care and dedication to life-changing health research,” she says.

BallyCara Executive Chairman Marcus Riley says the organisation is proud to continue a partnership with Redcliffe Hospital which has spanned the past few decades.

“We are pleased to enhance our collaboration with the Redcliffe Hospital supporting improved services to people in the region but also to grow research, education and other initiatives which make a positive impact in our communities,” he says.

GKS Law, The Komo and The Belvedere have also signed on as matched donors, ensuring every dollar donated by Wednesday October 13 will be doubled.

The Moreton Bay community can make a donation online, send a message of support for display on the Redcliffe Hospital Gratitude Tree or create their own Giving Day fundraising event. All funds raised support Redcliffe Hospital.

There are also a number of community and business events being organised:

RAMS Home Loans, Moreton:

Until December 31, 2021, RAMS Moreton will donate $100 for every new home loan. Credit criteria, fees, charges, terms and conditions apply.

“My business partner, Tony Stevens, and I are really happy to be supporters of the Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day, we believe the Redcliffe Hospital is such an important part of the Peninsula Community,” said Daren Stevens, Franchise Owner and Manager of RAMS Home Loans, Moreton.

“Not only does the hospital provide much need medical services, but there are so many people in the local area that work there. So, Redcliffe Hospital also provides a great benefit to our economy here.”

The Belvedere Hotel:

On October 6 at 7pm the hotel will host The Bel’s Big Trivia Night. Entry is free. Come dressed as your favourite movie character or actor. Prizes for best dressed on the night, raffles and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Phone 3284 2245 to book a table.

Giggle Trivia Night:

On October 8 at 6.30pm, join Kerri-Anne Dooley for a night of fun with all funds going to the Redcliffe Hospital Palliative Care Unit. There will be teams of eight with prizes for best-themed team, winners and runners up. Bookings essential. Visit trybooking.com/BUAZE

99.7 Bridge FM:

On October 13 from 6am-6pm, 99.7 Bridge FM will be hosting an outside broadcast in front of their radio station, at Redcliffe. Rotary Club of Redcliffe Sunrise will host a sausage sizzle from 11am-2pm.

Domino’s Doughraiser:

On October 13, $1 from every pizza purchased on Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day will be donated from six local stores: Clontarf, Rothwell, Deception Bay, Redcliffe, Kallangur and North Lakes.

Holistic Horizons:

On October 13 from 11am-2pm, there will be a community barbecue for a donation of your choice at Suttons Beach Redcliffe – look out for the blue Holistic Horizons marquee and bus.

For regular updates and announcements about upcoming Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day activities, visit the Raise it for Redcliffe Hospital Facebook page.

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