Sue Gammon and Maria Burnet are having an open day at Rotary Lodge soon.
Sue Gammon and Maria Burnet are having an open day at Rotary Lodge soon. Max Fleet BUNLDG

Rotary Lodge open day

AN OPEN day is being planned at Rotary Lodge in November which is now on-site at Bundaberg Hospital.

The Bundaberg Health Services Foundation, which manages the lodge, launched a paver fundraising campaign last year so that members of the public and local business or community groups could forever have their name on show at the lodge.

More than 75 pavers have been laid over a number of working bees by members of local Rotary clubs.

"The result is a fantastic transformation of the garden areas and has truly provided a more homely feel for patients and carers who use the facility," Foundation manager Maria Burnet said.

"These pavers have now formed part of the garden in memory of Morrison James Marshall, a Biggenden man who passed away as a result of a tragic farming accident. His family and friends have donated a sizeable amount of money to assist in these renovations but the fundraiser will raise the extra funds needed to see this project completed in a timely manner.

"In the design that we created we ensured we had space to add more in the future."

Individuals, clubs and businesses are still able to buy a small paver (230 x 115 x 40mm, up to 42 letters) for the cost of $40 with their name permanently engraved.

Larger pavers are also available (300 x 300 x 40mm) at a cost of $200 for those groups or businesses that want to be involved.

The day also will coincide with the launch of the Little Free Libraries (LFL).

Through a Rotary District 9570 grant, $1000 in funding was provided to Bundaberg East Rotary to work with Bundaberg Regional Libraries and Bundaberg Woodworkers to build, stock and install four LFLs around the streets of Bundaberg.

The first will be installed at the entrance of Rotary Lodge and will be stocked by Bundaberg Library with the intention of people taking a book of their choosing.

The Open Day at Rotary Lodge is open to the general public on November 21 from 10am to 1pm.

For more information telephone Maria Burnet on 0414 754 683.



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