Charity run boosts hospital volunteers

Charity run boosts hospital volunteers
The tireless efforts of the Lismore Base Hospital United Hospital Auxiliary (UHA) received a significant boost today, thanks to a generous donation by a local fundraising group.

The 2017 Byron Lighthouse Run, an annual charity sporting event, chose the Lismore Base Hospital UHA as one of the recipients of funds raised at the event. A great turnout for the 2017 event resulted in a donation of $13,500.

“We’re thrilled to be accepting this donation today from Byron Lighthouse Run, and we know it will go a long way towards improving the comfort of patients here in Lismore,” Diane Miller, President Lismore Base Hospital UHA, said.

Patients receiving cancer treatment at Lismore Base Hospital will benefit from the donation, which will be used for improving patient experience and comfort.

The Byron Lighthouse Run has supported Lismore Base Hospital in a range of ways over the past few years, from purchasing equipment for patients undergoing cancer treatment to providing a hardship fund for visitors of Our House.

Over its 11-year history, the event has grown significantly, and was honoured with an Australia Day Award for Best Event in the Byron Shire in 2016.

“We always like to support a local cause that will directly benefit the community,” event organiser, Lisa Parkes, said.
“I am very proud to be able to donate 100% of the profits of this event to the chosen charities thanks to the generous support of local sponsors and business, and the great work by our committee and team of volunteers.
“It is amazing to know that our local community can get the care and treatment they need locally, not having to leave their loved ones and go interstate for treatments.

Image: Lismore Base Hospital staff and Auxiliary members receive a $13,500 donation from Byron Bay Lighthouse Run organiser, Lisa Parkes, in Lismore.

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