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$13,500 in Travel Vouchers to be Won in 2020 Art Union

The Friendlies Foundation is excited to launch the 2020 Travel Adventure Art Union. For just $5 a ticket, you will go into the draw to win one of three travel vouchers – $10,000 major prize, $2,500 second prize or $1000 third prize. The vouchers can be used for travel bookings with Bundaberg Travel Centre to go anywhere in the world and don’t have expiry dates. All money raised through the art union will go to support the Friendly Society PrivateMore

$10,000 raised to support local healthcare services

Golfers have hit a hole in one by raising $10,000 at the fourth annual The Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Maria Ebert said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 116 men and women taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course for a few holes, beverages and laughs. “In its fourth year, it was great to see so many returning players, as well as some joining us for the first time,”More

Grant provides new machine to improve recovery time and patient comfort

The Friendlies will be able to offer improved recovery time and comfort to patients with wounds, thanks to the purchase of a VAC Therapy System wound care machine, made possible with a grant from the St John’s Grace Fund. Due to increasing number of surgical patients at The Friendlies, The VAC Therapy System is a welcome addition to the current equipment available for this kind of wound care. It assists by providing an optimal environment for healing and the removalMore

Local ladies fundraise for machine to lessen hair loss from chemotherapy

A group of Bundaberg women have banded together to begin fundraising for a second scalp cooling machine that will make a huge difference in the treatment of people undergoing chemotherapy. Scalp cooling is a complementary therapy that may limit hair loss in patients undergoing treatment. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said the foundation donated the funds to The Friendlies for the purchase of the first machine for the Day Oncology Unit, at a cost of almost $50,000.More

Leave a lasting legacy with The Friendlies Friendship Tree

The Friendlies Foundation Friendship Tree represents the special relationships that grow in a healthcare setting. Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said this beautiful hand-painted tree not only added colour and life to The Friendlies hospital foyer, but served a special purpose. “We have special leaves that can be added to the tree in memory of a loved one, in thanks of a staff member or team, or simply to show people’s support of The Friendlies,” Ms Cottier said. “The foundationMore