Beneficiaries in 2019

Who you will  help support in 2019

As a Rotary Club of Toowoomba charity event, we have raised over $200,000 in the last eight years.

Our Rotary Ride The Range Beneficiaries in 2019, include the Blush Cancer Care |  District 9630 Drought Relief and St Andrews Hospital Palliative Care Unit in the name of past honorary Rotarian Professor Steve Raine

The Rotary District 9630 Drought Appeal has been delivering aid to Drought affected Communities since late 2013 using our “Whole of Community” approach.

Blush Cancer Care Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that educates, supports and raises money for those undergoing breast cancer treatment – pre, post and during their breast cancer journey. Blush Cancer Care Inc is based in Toowoomba and therefore our target audience is anyone undergoing breast cancer treatment from South West and South East Queensland. They raise money for those men and women undergoing treatment and help support them along the way from diagnosis through to post remission. They are advocates for rehabilitation for those who have undergone cancer treatment and understand that some of the side effects of the treatments involved can be scarring for a long time. They are there to support not only during treatment but long after treatment has finished.

The relief effort is designed to assist not only the farmers/graziers severely drought affected but to also to provide relief to the small local communities. An early decision was made by Rotary to avoid getting involved in “stuff” to send to the drought affected. Reason being that the local businesses receive very little if any benefit, in fact, “stuff” can be seen as detrimental to them as the goods are brought in and not purchased locally. These small businesses are also suffering and many or most are carrying debt with little or no support. This ties in with our ethos of doing what we can for the Whole Community.

Rotary Clubs are working within the local communities working with and/or supporting other aid agencies where possible to deliver relief.

The St Andrew’s Palliative Care Support Program, provides support services for terminally ill patients and their families. The Program is designed to enable private palliative care patients to manage their end of life care at home as long as possible, should that be their wish. It offers both clinical and technical advice to patients, families and carers in order to facilitate end of life care within the home setting.