Bloomhill Cancer Help is launching its major fundraising campaign, Target 300 in Caloundra on the 29th of September at the Rumba Resort. Target 300 aims to raise $300,000 to fund a desperately needed extension to the Bloomhill Centre in Buderim to enable it to help more people with cancer and their families on the Sunshine Coast.
The Caloundra launch at the Rumba Resort Pool Bar on Bulcock Beach Esplanade, will run from 10am to 11am (entrance through reception on Leeding Terrace). Target 300 was originally launched on Friday, 13th August in Buderim and on that day alone, $30,000 was pledged to the cause, a tremendous start for the charity. To reach the $300,000 target, Bloomhill is requesting the support of 300 Sunshine Coast businesses, clubs, organisations or individuals to donate $1,000 each. Smaller donations will of course also be accepted – every little bit will help this local charity support the local community.
Bloomhill Vice President and Target 300 Coordinator, Brett Graham, said that one out of eight of Bloomhill’s clients come from the Caloundra area.
“Bloomhill has needed an extension for more than a year so it can offer more services and cater for its constantly growing number of members,” Brett said.
Bloomhill offers support to those affected by cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast region. Operated by a dedicated team of staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill provides a range of services and complimentary therapies including respite care, transport to appointments and counselling.
“Bloomhill doesn’t receive any ongoing government funding so we rely on the money received through our several Op Shops, donations, grants and fundraising activities, like Target 300, in order to continue providing our valuable services” Brett said.
“At the moment, the Bloomhill Centre is at maximum capacity with our treatment rooms booked for more than a month in advance.
“We now have over 800 members, a great deal more than last year, which is why we desperately need this extension,” Brett said.
“So far the funds raised is slowly creeping up with more than $40,000 in the kitty and I am sure that the businesses and community of Caloundra will get behind the campaign and help us to raise the remaining $260,000 that we need to reach our $300,000 target,” Brett said.
If you would like to support this worthy cause and make a donation, simply visit www.target300.com.au and click on the link provided. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.
To keep track of the Target 300 tally, visit www.target300.com.au or keep an eye on the local media for progress updates. Large Target 300 signs will also display the rising tally and can be found in all Bloomhill Op Shops and sponsoring businesses throughout the Sunshine Coast.