Communities rewarded for fundraising efforts
FUNDRAISING by the Central Burnett towns of Mundubbera, Biggenden, Gayndah and Monto has won them the right to have a bedroom named in their honour at Rotary Lodge in Bundaberg.
The Bundaberg community has also shown it can rally for its neighbours, taking out the top honour in the challenge.
The Naming Rights Challenge was a fundraising initiative by the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation, which manages and leases the lodge.
The challenge ended on September 30, and the results were revealed at a special open day on Saturday.
Mundubbera kept its second spot while Biggenden moved up to third, Gayndah climbed to fourth and Monto, as a new bedroom name, was in fifth place.
The final result was Bundaberg $8481, Mundubbera $6267.87, Biggenden $4486.79, Gayndah $4392.37 and Monto $4147.59 while Eidsvold raised $3902.07, Mt Perry $1694.62, Gin Gin $780, Childers $50 and Agnes Water $20.
Foundation chairman Janet Tallon congratulated every community group and individual donor who had made a contribution to this challenge.
The Naming Rights Challenge is now under way again and will run through until September 30 next year.
The lodge offers five bedrooms and shared dining, lounge, kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities and has been a home away from home for 428 people since the doors opened in March, 2011.
Public and private patients using medical services at either Bundaberg Hospital, the Mater Misericordiae or Friendly Society Private Hospital and their escorts are welcome at the lodge.
For more information on the naming rights challenge, to register a fundraising event or to book into the lodge contact 4150 2863.
ROTARY LODGE: (Back) Tricia Cross (East Bundaberg Rotary) and Lindsay Cunneen (Sunrise Rotary) hold the Bundaberg bedroom sign and (front) deputy chair of the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation Marilyn King, Erica Murree (Biggenden), chair of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board Gary Kirk and foundation member Cr Lynne Forgan represent the towns in the Rotary Lodge Naming Rights Challenge announced on Saturday.