When the members of Quota International of Redcliffe (pictured above) heard that a Hospice for children was to be built in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia they decided to get involved. They soon learned that the Hummingbird House would be the only hospice for children in Queensland and the first joint initiative between Queensland Kids and Wesley Mission Brisbane.
Redcliffe Quotarians made the decision to start fund-raising for this very worthy and much needed project. Two Craft Fairs and a couple of Art Unions later, and the club donated $15,000.00. As a thank you, a portion of Hummingbird House’s roof will be named after the Quota club. Townsville, Gold Coast, Nundah Clayfield, Brisbane South, Beaudesert, Beenleigh, Sandgate and North Lakes clubs in Queensland have accepted Redcliffe’s invitation to join the Project, raising over $21,000.00 for Hummingbird House. Redcliffe Club members recently visited the site to view the progress of the building that will open its doors in February, 2016. They learned more about the impressive plans for the wonderful facilities that will care for children and their families during their respite.
Hummingbird House will offer a comprehensive continuum of care for babies, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout Queensland. It will be unique in Queensland because it offers world-class health care within a home-like environment; it will offer quality medical care for children, family accommodation, flexible quality of life solutions, personal programs, caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers. It’s going to be a place for children and their families to come in their time of need.
Quota Clubs in Queensland are proud to put their Quota Logo of support on this outstanding project.