Preparing for construction
Preliminary works have continued at 38 Agnes Street to prepare the site for construction. Asbestos removal was completed by TDA (Turner’s Demolition & Asbestos), who very kindly gave us a generous discount for their service, as well as priority in terms of their work schedule to ensure this work was completed by the end of August.
38 Agnes Street has also been a hive of activity throughout the month with volunteers working hard to strip out the building. Thank you to all the volunteers, particularly those from the Gracemere Men’s Shed.
Ron Norman, Dave Finlay & Kevin Dore (President) from the Gracemere Men’s Shed.
Community Engagement Manager
Kerry Kerr has become Fitzroy Community Hospice’s very first employee, commencing her role as Community Engagement Manager in August. As a Marketing Strategist and Communications Professional, Kerry brings over 20 years of experience in traditional and digital marketing. The Board are delighted to welcome Kerry and look forward to working with such a skilled, passionate and enthusiastic professional to increase community awareness of Fitzroy Community Hospice and raise the vital funds required to establish this much needed local service.
A big thanks to Thommo’s Betta Electrical for donating the laptop and assisting with the provision of other office equipment required for our new Community Engagement Manager.
A big thank you to Kathy Lynn for her efforts in organising a huge multi-draw raffle, which was drawn 28 August and raised $3,542.60. Thank you to everyone who bought and sold raffle tickets, and a particular thank you to Mona Machin Photography, Bouldy Home Nursery, Rockhampton Mini Loads & Truck Hire, and the colleagues, friends and family of Gary Lynn who so generously donated the amazing prizes for this raffle.
Fitzroy Community Hospice has again received a $10,000 grant from the Religious of Queensland Social Justice Grants. This is the second year Fitzroy Community Hospice has been a recipient of this grant and a big thank you to Sister Marie Riddel for applying for this grant again on our behalf.