One of our favourite guests blessed Our House with an incredible donation after her family story was told in a national magazine. Marg, thank you for your great donation, the team misses your laughter and stories.
At the recent Friendship Dinner hosted by the Quota Club of Casino, ladies gathered from across the region. Rebekka Battista was the guest speaker and Quota generously donated $1000 to Our House and another $500 to Our Kids. Thank you ladies for your amazing efforts in the community and helping us continue to do what we do.
Each year the Sanctuary Village in Lennox host a Christmas Spectacular and this year they also organised an Art Show for Our House. Once again they have donated the proceeds to help those who are undergoing hardship to stay at Our House. To John, to those who lit up their homes, to the great artists among you and to those who went along and enjoyed the event, thank you!
Now in its fourth year, Our House has just checked out their 3000th guest: Chris and Lesley Bennett. After staying for seven weeks the Bennetts head home to Ashby Heights, but have vowed to return to Lismore. “We were blown away by how much this community cares for those undergoing treatment. It is outstanding.Our House links the hospital to the community which helped me through my treatment,” Chris said. Our House loved having you stay with us, Lesley and Chris, and congratulations on being our 3000th guest.
This year Kyogle hosted a Bowls Day which saw many people gather to play bowls, buy raffle tickets and enjoy a really terrific day at the Kyogle Bowls Club. The day’s proceeds came to Our House. Pictured is Kyogle Bowls Club President and members of the Quota Club of Kyogle who are always supportive of Our House and host a fantastic Friendship Dinner for all to attend.
This year Our House was one of the recipients of funds raised from Ballina’s Food and Wine Fair and what a wonderful event it was for residents of the Northern Rivers. Held over three days, participants enjoyed fabulous wine, food and entertainment by local exhibitors, information sessions, and cooking demonstrations. All of this added up to a great recipe for success and the Food and Wine Fair was named in the top 13 of Food and Wine Festivals around Australia.
The Tuesday and Thursday BBQ dinners at Our House have been amazing with many groups helping to make these evening events happen. When one guest was asked recently about what they loved about Our House, the reply was: ‘The kindness & hospitality of staff and those who come in to provide for the community BBQ dinner - absolutely amazing!!’
This year’s Woolworths Wall Token campaign was a great success, raising an amazing $54,772 for Our Kids. The funds will be used to help purchase vital paediatric equipment for Lismore Base Hospital.
While in Port Macquarie for a conference, Our House Manager Ruth took the opportunity to pop in to see one of our wonderful donors who has been supporting us ever since we started to build…it was such a joy to meet Janette.
At the Classics for Cancer event, more than $8,500 was raised for both Our House and Crankin’ Cancer. A huge thanks to the musicians who gave up their time to perform, it was magical. To Helen Spurgeon who hosted and managed the event, thank you so much, you are a joy to work with and we hope this turns into an annual event.