Bloomhill Cancer Help, a long-standing Sunshine Coast-based charity, is eager to show their appreciation to the local community for all the help and support its received leading up to and during its expansion.
Bloomhill’s General Manager, Mervat Thompson said the support Bloomhill has received over these past few years has been overwhelming, and proven just how supportive people and businesses within the community were.
“While we did get a grant from the Federal Government for the expansion, we were able to raise a further $120,000 to refurbish the existing part of the building from our Target 300 campaign. This is over and above the ongoing support we receive from donors, sponsors and supporters of our six Bloomhill Op Shops,” Mervat said.
“With no ongoing government funding, Bloomhill relies on the money received from donations, fundraising activities and its Op Shops throughout the Coast to continue providing its much-needed services.
“We have also recently been appointed the Managers of the Cotton Tree Markets, which means you can support Bloomhill just by shopping at the Markets every Sunday,” Mervat said.
“Without the support of the community, Bloomhill would not be able to continue offering its high level of care to those who need it and that need continues to grow,” Mervat said.
Since 1997, Bloomhill has provided support and assistance to thousands of people affected by cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast. Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
To cater for its growing number of clients and to give more people access to its amazing services and support, Bloomhill built an extension to its existing therapy centre that included five new therapy rooms, state-of-the-art kitchen, additional office space and a beautiful, big recreation room. Since the opening of the new therapy centre in June 2012, Bloomhill’s client base has risen to well over 900 current clients.
“Our client numbers continue to grow daily, which shows us just how much Bloomhill’s services are needed here on the Coast,” Mervat said.
“Thank you to everyone who has offered their support to Bloomhill through volunteering, participating in fundraising, monetary or in-kind donations, and we hope for your continued support into the future,” Mervat said.