Generous Heritage donation provides comfort to palliative care patients in Gympie

13 April 2021

Funds raised from Heritage Bank’s annual calendar have helped bring comfort to those undergoing palliative care in Gympie.

Heritage recently presented Little Haven Palliative Care with a cheque of over $4300 to help fund the community-based care and support they provide to those with a life-limiting illness, and their families, throughout the Gympie region.

Each year, Heritage invites the community to collect a copy of its annual calendar for a gold coin donation, with the proceeds donated to a number of charities across southern Queensland.

Heritage Gympie Branch Manager Amie-Lee Middlebrook said, “We were very fortunate to hear first-hand from the team at Little Haven about the important work they do supporting those experiencing life-limiting illnesses or loss.”

“At any one time Little Haven can have up to 95 palliative care clients from babies to the elderly, cared for amongst four nurses. They can provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until a patient’s time of passing. But not only that, they also provide ongoing support to grieving families.”

Ms Middlebrook said she was amazed at the team’s compassion and dedication in supporting patients and their families during emotionally difficult times.

“As a not-for-profit organisation, they rely on government funding and community support to enable them to continue their services.

“Because Gympie is such a large region, staff sometimes drive an hour to check on their patients and ensure they are receiving the care and assistance they need.

“Their commitment to putting the needs of patients and their families first really resonates with our values at Heritage. 

“We’re delighted to join with the community through this donation and help Little Haven continue to make a positive difference.”

PHOTO: Heritage Gympie Branch Manager Amie-Lee Middlebrook; Little Haven representatives Sue Manton and Carolyn Mandersloot; and Heritage Area Branch Manager Craig Jones.

2021 Little Haven Calendar House donation