Shop­pers help kids in hospice

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

SHOP­PERS at Coles in Gat­ton can raise vi­tal funds for Queensland’s only chil­dren’s hospice, Hum­ming­bird House, by pur­chas­ing $2 do­na­tion cards at the check­out.

Since open­ing its doors a year ago, Hum­ming­bird House has pro­vided a ‘home away from home’ for chil­dren af­fected by life­lim­it­ing con­di­tions, with fam­i­lies ac­cess­ing it free.

Hum­ming­bird House founders Paul and Gabrielle Quil­liam said the sup­port from Coles shop­pers would mean they could con­tinue to pro­vide short-break stays, fam­ily sup­port ser­vices, cre­ative ther­a­pies, and care at the end of life for chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.

“Ev­ery year we are over­whelmed by the sup­port we re­ceive from Coles su­per­mar­kets, their team mem­bers and won­der­ful cus­tomers,” Mr Quil­liam said.

“Since open­ing our doors we have been able to sup­port 64 fam­i­lies, who have ac­cessed Hum­ming­bird House and our ser­vices 222 times.

“I want to thank each and ev­ery per­son in­volved.”

Shop­pers can sup­port Hum­ming­bird House at their lo­cal Coles su­per­mar­ket un­til Oc­to­ber 24.

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