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Support Your Local Healthcare Heroes

Story: Alyssa Mackay | Photo: Sally Davison
Published On : Sep 28, 2021
Support Your Local Healthcare Heroes
Redcliffe Hospital has been caring for the community since the 1960s and now the community has the opportunity to give back.

Raise it for Redcliffe is holding the inaugural Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day on Wednesday, 13 October to raise money for life-changing initiatives and projects.

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation CEO Simone Garske said that Redcliffe Hospital and RBWH partnered earlier this year through Raise it for Redcliffe to foster a culture of engagement and philanthropy in the community.

“The aim is to raise funds for projects which are beyond the scope of government funding and which will support the health and wellbeing of the Moreton Bay community through new health initiatives at Redcliffe Hospital,” Simone said.

“You would be hard-pressed to find a single person in our community who doesn’t have a special link to the hospital. It’s where our babies are born, our emergencies are treated and our family cared for while recovering from injury and illness.”

Potential projects include the appointment of a senior researcher, refurbishment of the Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Units, wellbeing programs for staff and a bereavement room for Women’s and Newborn Services.

“Our health professionals are some of the best in the state and would love to use their expertise to develop locally based health research that directly benefits our patients,” Simone said. “We would also like to expand our patient care programs.”

Every dollar donated before 13 October will be doubled thanks to the support of local businesses including BallyCara, GKS Law, The Komo and The Belvedere.

Simone said the community could register online to organise their own fundraising events.

“Local businesses and community groups have really taken fundraising on board,” she said. “Domino’s recently announced a Giving Day Doughraiser. Six Moreton Bay stores will donate $1 from every pizza sold on October 13. Bridge FM are our broadcast partner and will host a radiothon on the big day.

“One of our most creative fundraisers is Redcliffe Hospital’s own Director of Research and Medical Education, Dr Joel Dulhunty. Dr Joel is riding 500 kilometres around Redcliffe on his penny farthing bicycle to raise $10,000. Now that’s got to be worth donating to!”

To make a donation or to set up your own fundraiser go to www.redcliffegivingday.com.au

Redcliffe Hospital Giving Day
Wednesday, 13 October
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