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This year’s Stone & Wood Murwillumbah brewery open day will again raise funds for Wedgetail Retreat. Photo supplied

Palliative care is not something most of us think about – unless we or a loved one desperately need it.

Wedgetail Retreat has been quietly providing that service to residents of the Tweed for the past five years without a cent of government funding.

As you can imagine, providing round the clock care for people in their last days of life is a costly business. In fact, the retreat needs to raise $500,000 a year just to pay its staff.

So why not raise a glass to toast their noble deeds – and raise some money for the hospice along the way.

Beer truck legend

On Saturday March 30, Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah brewery will host a family-friendly event of beer, food and music, complete with market stalls, food trucks, a kids’ area and brewery tours for those keen to get behind the scenes.

From 11am to 5pm they’ll pay homage to the legendary Murwillumbah story of the beer truck that fell into the Tweed River on Boxing Day and the ‘heroic’ tales of locals diving in to save the beer.

Stone & Wood will create a special brew, Murbah Swamp Beer, for the event.

Ongoing partnership

Stone & Wood’s Community Manager Jasmin Daly said this is the third year the brewery has partnered with Wedgetail Retreat. And it’s looking forward to three more.

‘We’ve seen the wonderful work Meredith and her team do, caring for our community,” Ms Daly said.

‘The respite, refuge and tranquillity they provide for those with life-limiting illnesses, and also the support they give to the families in their time of need, is inspirational.’

Transfers between the Murwillumbah brewery (35 Kite Crescent, South Murwillumbah), Murwillumbah and the Tweed Coast will be provided by Mt Warning Tours. For Murbah Open Day updates and information, locals are encouraged to visit www.stoneandwood.com.au.


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  1. Another fund raiser just happened in Mur’Bah ….An amazing day was had at an annual Show n Shine at Halls Tyre Service on Sunday. This year they raised $6894.20 for a Wedgetail Palliative Care. $1500 more than last year. 200 fabulous vehicles on show. To all that came from near or far, it was appreciated. Maybe see you there next year next year.

  2. This wonderful, compassionate group do so much for our community on a daily basis. What a pity governments cannot see their way to assist them in their much needed work. What a save they are making for the government by keeping people out of hospitals at their most vulnerable time.

  3. Why is it that wedgtail is not benefiting from aged care Respite packages & as a Provider of services ??? For the Aged. as you’ve allready providing.
    I am a carer of a 93 years old lady who will be needing Respite care and paliative care in the future. She is on a level 3-4 package ; at the mercy of a provider who is taking 60% value out of her Aged Care package leaving her with a very limited amount of funds left for her home assistance .
    Please Inform me how We could channel aged care funds to WEDGTAIL fo the service that you provide
    Kind regards
    Ramona VOGT. Tweed Heads


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