23.8 C
Byron Shire
March 3, 2024

Cheers all round for Wedgetail Retreat

Latest News

On Wallum

We seem to rely way too much on Byron Council and councillors to have the knowledge or expertise in...

Other News

More recycled material for Lennox road improvements

Lennox Head's latest road resurfacing projects are benefiting from leading edge recycling technology, converting waste to useful new life

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

The clean beach quest is on this Sunday!

Two local beach clean-ups, as part of Clean Up Australia Day, will be held in Bruns and Byron on March 3.

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

Damning 2022 flood housing audit released for Northern NSW

A performance audit of how effectively, or not, the NSW government provided emergency accommodation and temporary housing in response to the 2022 floods has been released by the NSW Audit Office. 

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.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

3 COMMENTS

  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

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron influencers

I'd love to know the fashion swimwear evolution for the Bundjalung people swimming at Tyagarah, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000, 30,000, 20,000, 10,000 and 250 years...

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Mandy gets back to a little virgin sacrifice

The virgin sacrifice is bak with Mandy Nolan bringing the Northern Rivers a new batch of comedy virgins coming to the stage.