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Inaugural ‘Cause 4 Cancer’ event was held in May raising money for Lilier Lodge in Wagga and Can Assist Leeton. It has been hailed a roaring success after raising $5,900 for Leeton’s Can Assist branch and Wagga’s Lilier Lodge. In the month of May alone, Lilier Lodge has been at 86% occupancy with 14 adults from Leeton staying at the facility. There have been a further 131 reservations, evidently the service that Lilier Lodge provides is not going unnoticed to those in need in the community. President of Can Assist Leeton, Mary Dodd, said that all of the money raised by the community would go back to the community. “Our Can Assist services are not means tested so our services are truly accessible to anyone who needs them”.

It has been a big year for Lilier Lodge.  Despite COVID-19 being a challenge for us all, Lilier Lodge has remained open and provided a much needed safe haven for people having to travel to Wagga Wagga for treatment.

Some amazing improvements were undertaken at Lilier Lodge this year due to grants received from Dry July and the 2019 Community Building Partnership Fund.  The Lilier Lodge Communal Kitchen was transformed into a wonderfully fresh and awesome looking Kitchen, and we now have a fantastic Deck and Kitchen Garden off our Communal Dining Area.

We had four lovely children visit Lilier Lodge on Saturday 12th December.  Eleanor aged 6, Ivy aged 6, Oliver aged 9, and Layla aged 11 brought in some special gifts to assist the guests at Lilier Lodge in particular plants, gardening tools, and garden ornaments for the kitchen garden.  Each year rather than an Advent Calendar, these children do a Kindness Countdown instead.  So it teaches them that Christmas is just as much about giving as it is about receiving.   This Christmas we were privileged for them all to choose Lilier Lodge as their Act of Kindness.

As we near the end of 2020, at Lilier Lodge, our guests, volunteers and staff wish to thank each and every one of you for your support and assistance and to also wish you the very best for Christmas and the New Year.

Whatever you are doing over the Christmas period we do hope it is a special time for you and your families.