Foundation

$2000 raised at The Friendlies Foundation Movie Night Under The Stars

Markets, Music, Food and an outdoor screening of Sherlock Gnomes drew more than 600 people to Alexandra Park for The Friendlies Foundation Movie Night Under The Stars. The gold-coin event raised more than $2000 for the charity, thanks to the generous support from those who attended, vendors, volunteers and sponsors. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said she was pleased with the event and the feedback received. “We really wanted to hold a true community event that wasMore
Patients with Scalp Cooling Machine

New therapy to limit hair loss from chemotherapy now available at The Friendlies

A complementary therapy that limits hair loss in patients receiving chemotherapy has been made available in Bundaberg for the first time, thanks to The Friendlies Foundation purchase of a $50,000 machine. Patients at the Friendly Society Private Hospital have already begun using the Scalp Cooling Machine, which works to reduce the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during and after chemotherapy treatment. This reduces the blood flow to hair follicles which can prevent or minimise hair loss. Nurse Unit ManagerMore
Community Angels

$6000 of toys to go to Bundaberg Families in Christmas Hampers

A special Christmas Partnership between two local charities and a goods giving program will enable $6000 worth of new toys to be delivered to Bundaberg families in need this Christmas. This year, The Friendlies has joined with Angels Community Group, after being impressed by the work the charity is already doing in the community. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said the hospital had donated some kitchen goods to the group earlier in the year and were happyMore

Golfers raise $9000 to support local healthcare services

Players have dug deep on the golf course in support of the third annual The Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day, raising $9000 to support the continued expansion of local healthcare services at The Friendlies Hospital. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 116 men and women taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course. “We have had fantastic support for our golf day which is in its third year,”More
Emergency Department Cheque presentation

Emergency Department receives $50,000 from The Friendlies Foundation

The Friendlies Foundation has made a $50,000 donation to the new Emergency Department at the Friendly Society Private Hospital. The significant donation will be used to purchase two pieces of equipment; A PIIC iX Patient central monitoring system, and a Phillips Respironics V60 Ventilator, that will substantially enhance patient outcomes. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said the new Emergency Department would benefit many people in the community and the foundation was happy to contribute to opening theMore