Long march to Support our local hospital

Tas walk team, Murwillumbah Hospital, NSW

A GROUP of four local mums are seeking community support to raise $10,000 to improve the Birthing Suite and Emergency Department at Murwillumbah Hospital.

Local Murwillumbah mums Alison Peters, Nicole McDermott, Shauna Hughes and Paris York have two admirable aims for improving the hospital.

“The first is to make the stay in hospital more comfortable for mums in labour who currently may have to share a bathroom between various birthing rooms, which can be particularly inconvenient and unsettling to mothers in labour,” group spokeswoman Alison Peters said.

“The second improvement we hope to achieve is to address the shortage of furnishings in the emergency department.”

Mrs Peters said that there has been a significant shortfall in funding allocation for these facilities in Murwillumbah.

The motivated mothers are going to undertake a difficult 65-kilometre trek on The Overland Track in Tasmania stretching from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair during February 2017.

But the group feel that it is worthwhile to put their bodies through a very tough physical challenge to show their support for their local hospital.

Alison and her friends are confident the community will get behind their fundraiser so future mothers using the birthing centre and all the community using the emergency department will benefit in some way by the improvement.

If business owners would like to support this worthy project and have their business logos printed on the team’s uniform, they can do so by donating directly to Healing Passion Fundraiser at alisonp@alglawyers.com.au

Any person who would like to make a tax deductible donation should do so by contacting Alison or by their Facebook page for bank details: www.facebook.com/healingpassionfundraiser