Moira donates for cancer accommodation centre

Article image - Moira donates for cancer accommodation centre Mayor Libro Mustica, Campaign Director for the Hilltop Cancer Accommodation Centre and former Mayor of Albury Council, Alice Glachan and Fight Cancer Foundation CEO Eric Wright.

Moira Shire Council, Victoria, voted at the May ordinary meeting to allocate a one-off donation of $20,000 to Stage 2 of the Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre’s ‘Hilltop’ accommodation project.

Mayor, Libro Mustica, said the first stage of this project was completed in 2012, with the facility providing 20 modern motel style rooms with ensuites, lounge and kitchenette facilities.

“Over the past two years the Hilltop accommodation centre has provided 3589 ‘bed nights’ to 151 families battling cancer from Moira Shire alone.

“Hilltop is focussed on ensuring the centre continues to be able to provide these comfortable, friendly and convenient accommodation facilities for cancer patients and their carers at what is otherwise an extremely difficult and stressful time.”

The mayor said Stage 2 of the project had now commenced which included the construction of 10 additional rooms, with occupation anticipated by August this year.

“This second stage is critical as the Hilltop accommodation centre has been so successful, it is now frequently full, but the demand is still growing.

“With so many of our families in Moira requiring cancer treatment, going to Albury is a wonderful option for them instead of having to travel to Melbourne.

“I am delighted Council agreed to donate to this very worthy project, one that clearly benefits so many families in Moira Shire and the broader region.”