The 2016 Wine Scholarship Fine Wine & Food Festival is a club project that will assist us to deliver much-needed funds to worthy causes and make a real and lasting community contribution.
Our 2016 major beneficiary is Our House.
Our House is an accommodation facility providing cancer patients of the Lismore Cancer Clinic and their families a place to stay at a low cost whilst the patient is receiving treatment. Monies raised will be to assist financially disadvantaged families facing hardship due to the cost of vital medical treatment.
The Our House facility also provides accommodation for mothers and families of children who are in the Lismore Base Hospital’s Children’s Ward and Special Care Nursery. Most particularly for the mothers of premature babies that must stay with their baby for extended periods of time.
Our House also offers crisis accommodation for patients receiving treatment because of an accident, or who are receiving general medical care in Lismore.
The facility consists of 20 purpose built motel style rooms with communal areas where families and adults can interact. A communal kitchen allows families to intermingle, promoting fellowship and support in times of concern with one another. Outdoor areas allow for quiet times for families to share conversation and refreshment in pleasant surroundings. A playground provides a safe environment to entertain children
This is a vital facility for our region and for the people of the Far North Coast of NSW.