Bendigo Health's Christmas Appeal 2023 will seek to raise the remaining funds needed to build an outdoor rehabilitation play space for Loddon Mallee children.
More than 100 children from across the Loddon Mallee region are treated by Bendigo Health rehabilitation services at any one time.
The purpose-built play space will become a place for therapists and patients in the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) to use during therapy sessions and at other times when children within the service just wish to play.
More than half of the $635,421 target to construct the play space has already been raised through generous community and philanthropic support.
Bendigo Health Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Sarah McAdie said Bendigo Health was committed to helping transform rehabilitation for local kids.
“The development seeks to improve the wellbeing of young patients by providing them with a supportive environment to play and recover,” she said.
“We thank the very generous community and organisations that have so far supported this great initiative as we look to this year’s appeal to help reach our fundraising target.”
The play space will be located close to the Clinical Services Campus on Lucan Street and is designed to complement services that will be located in the new campus.
Donations can be made online at www.bendigohealth.org.au/Christmas