Funds build for Our House
AN ANONYMOUS $20,000 donation is one of dozens of contributions that have been pledged since fundraisers for a home for sick children appealed for help last week.
The Our House project under construction in Hunter St, Lismore, will provide 20 accommodation units for cancer patients and their families.
Funding co-ordinator Rebekka Battista last week revealed in The Northern Star that the project was $500,000 short of its $5.5 million cost.
Mrs Battista said since her pub- lic plea for help, Our House had been inundated with money and goods from the public and businesses, including from Lismore Shopping Square which had given two television and DVD units.
The Square's marketing manager Lindy Cooke said they were happy to help.
"It is very pleasing to be associated with such a worthy cause and the work they do to support children and their families in the Northern Rivers area," Ms Cooke said.
Mrs Battista said the support had been "wonderful" but donations were still required so the units could be fully furnished once construction was completed.
"Anyone can contribute whether it's $9 for a cutlery set for one unit or up to $600 for one of the beds," she said.
Mrs Battista said anyone wanting to support the project should go to the website ourhouse.org.au or phone the Our Kids office on 6620 2705.
The Our House project is a joint initiative of the Northern Rivers Community Cancer Foundation and Our Kids, which aims to improve health services for local children.
Of the total cost, the biggest contributions have included $3.6 million from the Federal Government, $500,000 from the State Government and $500,000 from the NSWCancer Council.