An anonymous donor has generously given $20,000 to the Creswick Health Upgrade Appeal to ensure that the campaign reached it’s $150,000 target in funds for sub-acute and aged care facility upgrades being undertaken by Central Highlands Rural Health at their Creswick campus. The legacy of the anonymous donor should not be underestimated - $20,000 will have an incredible impact on the care of patients and residents at Creswick Health now, and into the future.
Kate Redwood, Central Highlands Rural Health Fundraising Chair, said:
This is a remarkable achievement by a small town. We thank the many Creswick donors who supported the hospital upgrade campaign. We particularly thank the Creswick Community Bank for their support with this campaign but also their staunch support for the Creswick hospital over many years. A very big thank you also to the campaign committee which, under the leadership of Bob Orr, took on the challenge of achieving the target of $150,000. We are all immensely proud of the hospital and of the shared fundraising achievement.”
Bob Orr OAM, Chair of the Creswick Health Upgrade Appeal Committee said:
“The people of Creswick and district have been generous in their support for the provision of health and hospital facilities in Creswick since 1855. Attainment of the $150,000 target for the 2023 Creswick Health Upgrade Appeal is another demonstration of this generosity. The Appeal’s Committee, comprised of members from across our community, applauds and thanks all those who contributed in any way to reaching its target.“
Marcus Walsh, Community Bank Creswick & District Chair, said:
“Congratulations to the hardworking and dedicated Creswick Health Upgrade Appeal team. They have ensured that we have a wonderful facility that will benefit generations to come. We are proud to have been able to support this very successful community fundraising effort”.
When the campaign wrapped up on 31 October 2023 it had raised an incredible $130,000 through donations from the Community Bank Creswick & District, individuals, community groups, businesses and events hosted by the committee. The Creswick Health Upgrade Appeal Committee, and all who contributed to the campaign should be immensely proud of how they have rallied for to support the future of their local health service. Giving a gift to a health service is an investment in the future wellbeing of their family, friends and neighbours.
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