The week aims to raise generate awareness and raise much needed funds for the charity to help it to continue to provide its valuable services to people with cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast region.
Bloomhill President, Jenny Carroll said everyone at Bloomhill was really excited about Blitz week.
The week will begin on Sunday 8 August with the inaugural Bloomhill Support Walk where participants will walk, run or jog the 2.5km from La Balsa Park on Harbour Parade to Kawana Surf Club where they will rewarded at the end with a complimentary sausage sizzle. The walk, starting at 8am, is designed to create awareness and raise funds for the charity through sponsoring the registered walkers or making donations. If you would like to join in on this day of fun, registration forms are available at Bloomhill Cancer Help at 58 Ballinger Road and all Bloomhill OP shops across the Coast.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity and provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complimentary therapies and other services.
“Bloomhill doesn’t receive any government funding, so we rely on the money raised through our OP shops, donations, grants and our fundraising activities, like Blitz week, for us to continue to provide our high level of care,” Jenny said.
“The services we provide at Bloomhill are only made possible by the kind-hearted support we receive from the local community and businesses.”
Blitz week also includes an Open Day at the Bloomhill Centre at 58 Ballinger Road, Buderim on Monday, Volunteer Day on Tuesday where Bloomhill recognises all the amazing contributions of its volunteers, Collection Day on Wednesday. On Thursday, Bloomhill will hold its Blitz Day, a Bloomhill style working bee to spring clean the Bloomhill building and grounds and repave the front patio.
Friday will conclude Blitz week with the launch of Target 300. Target 300 is a new 3-month fundraising campaign that aims to raise $300,000 to fund the much-needed extension to the Bloomhill premises. This extension will enable Bloomhill to offer more services and better cater for the growing number of people needing its assistance.
“We have received overwhelming support from the Sunshine Coast community in the past and we are sure that Blitz week will be no different,” said Jenny.
To find out more about Bloomhill Blitz Week visit www.bloomhill.com.au or visit an Op Shop to pick up an information flyer.