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Busselton businesses raise more than $26,000 in annual Go Blue for June Campaign

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Eqinox Director's Peter Gordan and David Ebert with Busselton Hospice ceo Claire Langdon.
Camera IconEqinox Director's Peter Gordan and David Ebert with Busselton Hospice ceo Claire Langdon. Credit: Breanna Redhead/BDT

Businesses have come together to raise more than $26,000 for Busselton Hospice Care Inc’s Go Blue for June campaign.

Busselton Hospice Care Inc chief executive Claire Langdon said the whole team was delighted with the response to the annual event.

“The hospice is by the community for the community,” she said.

“We don’t receive any ongoing government support, so this community fundraising is crucial for us to deliver our day-to-day work and keep our doors open.

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“The money raised by Go Blue for June 2022 is all untied funding, which means we can use that money to support all our programs where they are needed.”

BHC helps to provide free support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

This year, funds were raised by individuals and businesses such as Origins Market vendors, Bay Life Op Shop, Cape Abilities, One Rustic Bloom and most recently Equinox Restaurant and Bar, which last week presented BHC a cheque for $6232.50.

Equinox director Peter Gordon said he was glad he and his team were able to raise money for such a good community cause.

“Busselton Hospice Care is a wonderful facility to be able to gather as a family in those last moments with loved ones, which I’ve had to utilise myself for my father when he passed away,” he said.

“We served 200 high teas over three weeks which went really well and also asked customers to buy a cuppa for the hospice and staff even donated their tips for the month.

“It’s touched them also, as a few of the staff have had family members who have had cause to use the facility.”

Although the Go Blue for June campaign has ended, donations can still be made to Busselton Hospice Care Inc both in person and online.

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