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Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Lorraine Lea Linen Raises an Impressive $74,000 for Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

Australia and New Zealand’s largest specialist linen and manchester party plan company, Lorraine Lea Linen, have generously donated over $74,000 to cancer services at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

Each year Lorraine Lea Linen fundraise for a nominated hospital through their Party For Kids With Cancer program. The impressive donation was raised by Lorraine Lea's Australian and New Zealand sales consultants, who donated part of their profits to the Sydney Children’s Hospital and held raffles at linen and manchester parties, in August 2007.

Lorraine Lea Linen established the Party For Kids With Cancer® fund in honour of the company's founder Peter Ryan, who lost his battle with cancer in 1999.

On 7 May Lorraine Lea Linen’s CEO Adrian Ryan and NSW Regional Manager Cheryl Hossen visited the Hospital with members of NSW’s top fundraising team, Belinda Smith, from Kiama and Denise Haynes, from Stroud. A cheque for the impressive final total of $74,000 was presented to Professor Glenn Marshall, Head of the Centre for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Lorraine Lea Linen CEO Adrian Ryan said their foundation was an example of how simple it can be for business to get actively involved in their community, be it local, regional or worldwide.

“I am very proud that our donation will benefit the children and their families in so many different ways,” Mr Ryan said.

The money raised will fund the Oncology Family Newsletter for the next five years, which will feature important health information and help patients and families treated at Sydney Children’s Hospital maintain contact with each other. A Thompson Maxilift Treatment Chair, which can be moved electronically by the patient, doctor or nurse to find a comfortable position for the patient to receive treatment, will also be purchased, as well as a renovation for the Oncology ward kitchen.

For Further Information Contact:

Kate Meikle, Communications Manager Tel: 9382 1188

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