Biggenden lead­ing nam­ing rights

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE sale of Ro­tary Lodge to IM­PACT Make Your Wish will have no im­pli­ca­tions in the con­tin­ued run­ning of the com­mu­nity ser­vice.

The Bund­aberg Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion will con­tinue to man­age the lodge and pay a lease to the new own­ers.

Foun­da­tion man­ager Maria Bur­net said Ro­tary Lodge was opened in 2011 for pa­tients and es­corts who needed low-cost ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“Our aim was that one day we would be able to build our own, pur­pose­built ac­com­mo­da­tion com­plex.”

This is now be­com­ing a re­al­ity with $8612 do­nat- ed in mem­ory of Coal­stoun Lakes man Mor­ri­son Mar­shall, and a build­ing fund es­tab­lished in his hon­our. in the mean­time the foun­da­tion con­tin­ues to re­ceive gen­er­ous do­na­tions from the Bund­aberg andNorth Bur­nett com­mu­ni­ties as part of the Nam­ing Rights Chal­lenge to keep the lodge open.

Re­cent do­na­tions in­clude: Sun­rise Ro­tary Bund­aberg $2000, East Bund­aberg Ro­tary $1600, Childers Ro­tary $1000, QCWA Mulgildie $50, Apex Club of Biggenden $1200, 4 Rivers Trail Horse Rid­ers Club Gayn­dah $1700, Monto Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment $500, QCWA Gayn­dah $600, and Eidsvold Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary form com­mu­nity street party $2500.

The Nam­ing Rights Chal­lenge to date: Biggenden $9812, Bund­aberg $4600, Eidsvold $2500, Gayn­dah $2300, Childers and Mt Perry $1000 each, Monto $752.

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