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Enjoy High Tea & Be Pampered in Ipswich
On Sunday 20th August 2017 the Ipswich Hospice Care is hosting a High Tea of wine tasting and pampering at the Ipswich Country Club. Tickets are $50.00 per person and will include raffles and guest speakers during the day's event.
The Ipswich Hospice Care is a registered charitable organisation whose mission is to assist terminally ill people, bereaved members of the community and their families. The organisation provides compassion, respect and communication while listening to the patients and families concerns. They provide a qualified team of nursing and medical staff, volunteers and allied health professionals focused on the mental health and wellbeing of each client. All staff are confidential in their work towards the clients.
Reverend Eric Moore and Dr Hilda des Arts were the instigators with the vision of a Hospice in the Ipswich region. Developed by Central Mission in 1985, The Hospice was well underway campaigning in the Ipswich Community, with volunteers from the community being trained to provide respite and support within people's homes. In 1994 the Ipswich Hospice Care was officially opened by Honourable Bill Hayden AC.
Through State and Federal recurring funding, the original six-bed Palliative Care facility gained recognition with the Australian Council of Health Standards to receive a Private Hospital facility licence. Over the years, more than 1000 guests have used the facility.
The Hospice relies heavily on fundraising initiatives to help maintain the home and the annual running costs. Members from the public can assist in the upkeep of the facility by giving a donation or by adopting a room. Adopting a room is fully tax deductible and aids in the purchase of furnishings, linen, cleaning, maintenance and nursing or bereavement support services. An acknowledgement plaque is placed on the room you have adopted and you will be included in the Adopter's Morning Tea and Hospice newsletter.
Donations can be made by bank transfer, by fax or credit card. More details on these options can be found on their website.
Another way where you may assist is by purchasing books or craft items either online or through their stores in Ipswich. The Friends of Hospice Bookshop is situated in the Old Flour Mill, Brisbane Street, Ipswich and you will find a fantastic range of books to suit everyone's liking as well as rare finds and bargains. The Hospice Craft Group meets every Thursday and new members are always welcome. If you would like to become a member you can leave your details at the reception or telephone 3812 0063. The group makes an array of knitted and/or crocheted blankets, baby clothes, covered coat hangers, greeting cards, toys, handtowels etc., which are available for purchase from the Hospice reception or various medical centres in Ipswich. The craft group also host stalls at the Brassall Shopping Centre.
So ladies why not make it a date, book a place or get a group together to attend the High Tea. Group tables are from two to ten persons. I am sure you will have a wondering afternoon and perhaps meet new friends. The event commences at 2.30pm at the Ipswich Country Club.