Earlier this year, Mem Taberner and daughter Seanne Clegg rallied the muso mates of Dennis Taberner (who passed away a year ago this Sunday) to fundraise for what they hoped would pay for one extendable bed – so that taller people, like Dennis, would have the option to upsize from the standard-length beds available in the CPC Medical Equipment Library.
Within a few hours of putting the call out, every muso around had signed up to help throw a concert at Proudfoots on May 28 and the Big Bed Benefit was born.
The event raised $7,196 to pay for two beds (plus another $690.40 which is about to go towards specially-made extendable mattresses). Mem and Seanne are thrilled with the outcome.
At this very moment there are 98 clients in our Community Palliative Care service which operates throughout Warrnambool, Corangamite and Moyne. Forty of these clients are currently borrowing, free of charge (including free delivery and installation), 209 pieces of equipment from our CPC Medical Equipment Library. It’s an initiative we’re very proud of.
photos: The extendable beds get the tick of approval as Mem and Seanne catch up with some of our staff who helped care for Dennis: South West Regional Palliative Care Team nurse consultant coordinator Andrea Janes (from left), Community Palliative Care nurse Maureen Reicha and Retail Shop assistant manager Beth McGinley.