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.
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.