Our House History
Saturday April 01, 2023

Our House is a joint project by Northern Rivers Community Cancer Foundation (NRCCF) and Our Kids.

It is a purpose built 20 unit accommodation for cancer patients and their families who are receiving care at the Cancer Unit at Lismore. It also provides accommodation for parents who have children in Children Ward or babies in the Special Care Unit at Lismore Base Hospital as well as carers and guests of patient receiving medical care in Lismore.

Our House would not have been possible without the amazing support from the Government and the local community who saw the need, rallied together and raised the $5.6 million to complete the build.

The funds raised included grants from the Federal Government of $3.6 million, State Government of $1/2 million and Cancer Council of $1/2 million. 

The Northern Rivers Community raised the final amount of $1 million which included $220,000 from Dry July, $200,000 from the Ballina Shire Combined Services Clubs,$180,000 from the Goonellabah Senior Citizens, $105,000 from Northern Cooperative Meat Company, $101,000 from Newcastle Permanent, $68,000 from Australia Lions Foundation, the Lions Q1 Northern Rivers Community Trust and the Lismore City Lions Club. Not to mention the many community and services clubs, local businesses and individuals who also generously gave to help make Our House a reality.

On behalf of guests who are and will stay at Our House thank you to all who helped make this project a beautiful example of what happens when a community works together to fill a need.


Northern Rivers Community Cancer Foundation is a Not for Profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status its aim is to improve the quality of service to patients and families acquiring medical care.

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