The Road Ahead : December 2013
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 1300 506 116 seasonscare.com.au I LOVE my children and I know I would not cope without them, it's hard when they are away for long periods of time, I can go without seeing a soul for weeks on end. I'm not as steady on my feet as I used to be. I know I need that little bit of extra help now. I don't want to be a burden on my family. I want TO FEEL SAFE, but I really don't want to go to a nursing home. From what I know, its not affordable and reminds me of a hospital. I want a place which I can call home -- MY OWN HOME. I want care WHEN I NEED IT and not feel I am being too much trouble. Did you know? It can cost up to $40,000 per annum to live in a nursing home? still half-way through the rebuild, but thanks to the funding we've been able to keep programs running and the general community know we're still on our feet. "Membership is actually up 56 percent since the floods, which is outstanding. Although there's still work to do, we're in a good spot." Other Bundaberg organisations that were approved for RACQ Foundation funding included: • Bundaberg Hockey Association Inc – $200,000 to rebuild the association's inundated clubhouse and raise it by two metres to protect against future damage. • Bundaberg Skills Centre Inc – $200,000 to repair and restore flooded facilities used to provide support services to unemployed people and disadvantaged community members. • Bundaberg Living World Fellowship – $74,769 to rebuild its flooded kitchen used to feed the homeless. • Bundaberg District Junior Tennis Association – $55,854 to repair and rebuild the clubhouse, courts and fences. • Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $32,715 to replace the clubhouse roof, which was lost during Oswald. Since the RACQ Foundation was set up in 2011, more than 130 community groups throughout Queensland have been approved funding totalling more than $7 million. According to RACQ group chief executive ofﬁcer Ian Gillespie, as Queensland faces the uncertainty of another storm and cyclone season, it's comforting to know that community groups can apply to the RACQ Foundation for assistance if the worst happens. “This assistance can help community groups overcome financial hurdles to get up and running again and future- proof their facilities. The last thing we want to see is community organisations having to go through these disasters year after year," Mr Gillespie said. The current funding round closes on January 7, 2014. For more information, visit racq.com/foundation. To watch a short documentary on the RACQ Foundation, visit youtube.com/racqofficial.
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