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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Mater Dei P&F make a difference for the Hospice

The Toowoomba Hospice has received a generous, $5000 donation from the Mater Dei Parents and Friends Association.

The funds were raised at the recent Mater Dei P&F charity golf day, held at the Toowoomba Middle Ridge Golf Club. The day was held in honour of past Mater Dei staff members Sam Power and Patty Brady who both lost their battles with cancer.

Mater Dei P&F vice president Andrew Edwards said the organising committee was again very thankful for the support of the school and the community.

"The P&F is very keen to foster family and community spirit at the school," he said.

"This is a day for the Mater Dei dads to come together and help the P&F raise some money for a worthwhile, cancer-related support service within the local community. The dads get a chance to have some fun and at the same time raise some funds that can be directed towards much-needed critical services for those in need who are part of the families of the school and broader community," Mr Edwards said.

Mr Chris Bartlett, Principal of Mater Dei said, “It is great to see our Parents and Friends embrace the mission of Mater Dei through outreach to those in greater need than ourselves.

“The golf day is a great initiative and I commend the committee that drives the success of the event.

“While the purpose of the day is to give to others, it is also a great chance for our families, particularly dads, to come together and celebrate belonging to the Mater Dei school community.

Toowoomba Hospice Association Chairman Graham Barron, OAM, said the hospice was extremely grateful for the very generous donation.