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Dogless Doorknock Raises $3300

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FLASHBACK: Peter and Susan Mortimer kicked off Blue Care’s first ‘Dogless Doorknock Appeal’ at Kingaroy Shoppingworld last June … this year’s doorknock raised $3300 in 10 days

September 27, 2019

A “Dogless Doorknock Appeal” held at Kingaroy Shoppingworld in June this year has helped improve the lives of Canowindra Residential Care patients.

Blue Care committee chairman Peter Mortimer recently presented a $3300 cheque to Blue Care South Burnett’s Service Manager Debra Nawrotzky.

The money will be used to purchase an Alto MKII patient lifter which will increase the safety and comfort of residents.

The funds were donated by the community at Kingaroy Shoppingworld.

Fifty-five volunteers manned the tables over the 10-day period, some for an hour and some for longer.

They included students from Kingaroy State High School, Blue Care staff, and members of the local Uniting Church and their friends.

On behalf of the committee, Peter said he would like to thank Shoppingworld, all the volunteers and everyone who made a donation of any size to help make the lives of Canowindra residents more pleasant.

Extra funds were also raised at Nanango through a morning tea, and through donations from Blackbutt, Yarraman and Nanango.

This extra funding has allowed the committee to assist with equipment for Canowindra’s Blue Bird Café and themed dinner nights.

The dinner nights are to be held on the first Friday night of every month, and give residents and their families the chance to dine together in a restaurant-style setting.

Anyone would like to volunteer to assist with any of these activities should contact Canowindra directly on (07) 4160-0100.

Footnote: Why dogless? The rise of the cashless society – and the occasional over-enthusiastic dog – has made many charities rethink their traditional approaches to fundraising.

Blue Care South Burnett service manager Debra Nawrotzky accepts the Dogless Doorknock cheque from Blue Care Committee chair Peter Mortimer

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