Toowoomba Hospice, built by locals, to support locals

THE Toowoomba Hospice launched its new website at the weekly networking and fellowship 'Backscratchers' breakfast earlier this month.

The site was built and designed by local Toowoomba businessman Mr Tony Venables from 'Working Websites'. The website has been up and running since going live at the Breakfast.

Toowoomba Hospice Promotions and Fundraising Manager Mr Mark Munro said he was very excited about their new website. It will make it easier for those who want to know more about the Hospice, what events are on and to donate to this very worthy local charity."

The Toowoomba Hospice will be 13 this year come the 1st of July, will have an operational budget of approx. $1.75 Million for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Toowoomba Hospice Chairman Mr Graham Barron OAM said the Hospice has provided professional palliative care to over 1,150 clients free of charge and it is important that we continue to raise funds to operate "We need to be out there promoting the wonderful work our staff and volunteers provide to those who come and stay with us and their family.

Whilst we receive some funding from the Government and some from Private health funds we still need to raise $832,000 from the community, $ 120,000.00 kindly comes from Toowoomba's Pureland Learning College and the rest ($712,000.00) is made up from donations and fundraising events"

Promotions and Fundraising Manager said it was very important for the Hospice to continue to support the local business community "Tony from Working Websites is a great local business and has been supporting us for years in many ways.

Tony has been a great help in designing and educating the Administration team here, there is quite a bit that happens behind the scenes with setting up a website (similar to arranging a fundraising event I reckon!), if there are any local clubs, community groups and not for profits who need their website to work for them, I have no hesitation in recommending Tony"

"As the 2015/2016 financial comes to an end it is a perfect opportunity for the community to show their support. Whether you are a business, individual, company, group/club or a school, it is a great time to make a donation to the Toowoomba Hospice, all donations over $2.00 are fully tax deductable" said Mr Munro

The Toowoomba Hospice is located in Harristown on the Corner of Fifth Avenue and O'Quinn Street, and provides quality care in partnership with the community for those with a terminal illness. For more information about the Hospice please go to their new website at www.toowoombahospice.org.au


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