The new and improved Daffodil Cottage will open its doors to the public at an Open Day on Saturday 30 January from 10.00am – 2.00pm.
Over the past five months the Cottage, which provides treatment and care for cancer patients in Bathurst and surrounds, has undergone expansion and refurbishment to double its capacity so that it will continue to meet the increasing needs of the community into the future.
The Open Day has been organised by the Daffodil Cottage Building Extension Fund Raising Committee, who have worked very hard to raise the funds necessary to carry out the improvements.
Chair of the committee Doug Kinlyside said the Open Day is a great opportunity to for those people and organisations who have contributed to see the outcome of this important project.
“We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of people in donating to the Cottage refurbishment,” he said.
“I believe this generosity is a reflection of the wonderful sentiment and respect people have for the Cottage, staff and volunteers who have been providing cancer care in our area for 20 years and has been a part of the lives of many people”.
A range of fundraising activities were conducted over the last year, complemented by donations from local organisations and businesses, as well as individuals.
The building project cost $700,000, of which $150,000 was contributed by NSW Health. Building works were carried out by local Bathurst company, Hines Constructions.
The community has the opportunity to take a guided tour of the renovated building before patients and staff move back in in early February.
“We can’t wait to show all of our supporters the new Daffodil Cottage, which is not only bigger but has new paint work, new floor coverings, and new furniture and equipment, giving it a fresher more spacious look that will comfortably accommodate staff and patients now and into the future,” Mr Kinlyside said.
The Open Day will include guided tours, which will take place every 20 minutes with limited numbers in each group. Bookings are essential can be made by phoning 6330 5333 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm up until Friday, 29 January.
Contact: Doug Kinlyside 0418 482 564