UFS Members top $47,000 in contributions for 2013
UFS Pharmacies Bendigo contributed over $47,000 to local not for profit organisations as part of its established Building a Healthier Community Initiative. The program has been running for eight years and in that time has contributed over $250,000 to local sporting groups, charities, schools, community programs and initiatives.
“It was great meeting this year’s recipients and discussing what they intended to do with their contribution. It was pleasing to hear that the contributions are making a real difference in our community.” – Michael Fleming, CEO, UFS Pharmacies.
The Otis Foundation is a not for profit organisation that provides retreats for those living with breast cancer at no accommodation charge. Located in the picturesque Mandurang Valley, our three retreats offer an opportunity for guests, family and friends, to take time out from the challenges of serious illness to: relax, rejuvenate and reflect . Monies from the ‘Bendigo UFS Pharmacies Building a Healthier Community Program’ will go towards funding the operations of the Bendigo properties: St Jude’s, St Hannah’s and Bramare. Feedback from guests resonate immense appreciation for an Otis gift; whereby beauty, thoughtfulness and the environment translates into feelings of being cared for.
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An Otis guest:
“Thank you for the gift of time out in this beautiful and tranquil place. We have both been able to relax and refresh out spirits and our bodies to look forward to a positive future. The care and love that is felt in this space is because of your vision”
“This has been a wonderful gift usually I could not afford. This beautiful and peaceful space has made me feel special and grateful for Judy’s vision.”
BUILDING A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY PROGRAM: Show your support by nominating your group from our registered list when you join or renew your membership at UFS. When you nominate your preferred group, they will receive 50% of your membership fee!