Com­mu­ni­ties re­warded for fundrais­ing ef­forts

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

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.

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