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Christmas Pudding with a secret ingredient

Today our staff, volunteers, guests, carers and family members gathered for our 2015 Christmas Party here at Anam Cara House Colac.  The celebrations began with a delicious lunch, the highlight being volunteer Kate Harris’s award winning Christmas pudding.  A special touch this year as it was made in our very own kitchen where Kate was […]

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Meet our new Anam Cara House patron

Michael Stewart was announced as a Patron of Anam Cara House Colac, on his retirement from the Committee of Management at our AGM.  However, he remains committed to the hospice and will continue to sit on our Melbourne Foundation Committee. Founder & President Diane Wright paid tribute to the enormous contribution Michael has made over […]

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Anam Cara House at the Birregurra Market

We held a very enjoyable and successful market stall at Birregurra Market, with a range of goods for sale contributed by staff, volunteers and guests. The Thursday day hospice men potted up 30 plants for sale on the stall. Proceeds will go towards day hospice resources. Thank you to everyone for a great team effort.

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Anam Cara House Cattle Club Muster, Gellibrand

The annual ACH Cattle Club Muster is held down by the river on the Gellibrand property.  Members and supporters once again enjoyed lunch and an inspection of the cattle and pastures, spending their Sunday afternoon in a beautiful part of the world.  Phil Harris, Andrew Wright and Tim Gore must be commended for their commitment […]

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Anam Cara House, truly a place like home

  Recently we had the privilege of offering end-of-life care to a young woman whose large family was able to visit and be with her as often as she chose, right up until the end of her life. A memory that will stay with me of that care, is seeing members of our guest’s family […]

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National Carers Week Celebration

  We welcomed members of the Carers Colac Support Group to ACH for a special “time out” day to celebrate Carers Week.  Thanks to a grant from Carers Victoria and several people giving freely of their time, the carers enjoyed flower arranging, gift wrapping, hand massages, foot reflexology, colour therapy books, and a beautiful lunch […]

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Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund

The Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Grant

We are very excited to be the recipients of  A Neighbourhood Fund Grant from The Bank of Melbourne.  Today bank personnel visited Anam Cara House to interact with staff, volunteers and guests.  Mr Leon Jones, Colac BOM branch manager presented the $27,600 cheque to 
Anam Cara House founder Diane Wright.  This grant will be used […]

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