A helping hand has been extended to Toowoomba Hospice to assist with efforts to maintain a home-like setting for the region’s palliative care patients.
The Queensland Masonic Touring Club (QMTC) and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland recently handed over $4,000 towards the Adopt a Room program.
QMTC President Mel Binnington said the funds would help with the upkeep of patient facilities and the provision of quality palliative care.
“The Hospice offers its services for free, so it’s vital that the public supports their work,” Mel said.
“Our contribution will enable patients and their families to focus on what’s most important.”
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said they were able to match the efforts of the Queensland Masonic Touring Club because initiatives that aim to improve a person’s quality of life, align with their long-term charitable focus.
“We work with our members to provide sustainable support for charitable initiatives that receive limited funding from other sources, such as this six-bed Hospice,” he said.
“Having heard about the Club’s intentions, we were keen to double their impact at a grassroots level,” he said.
Photo: Jeanette McDonald, Peter McDonald, Lorraine Binnington and Mel Binnington of the Queensland Masonic Touring Club alongside Toowoomba Hospice Chairman Graham Barron.