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Anam Cara House Geelong

Anam Cara House Geelong 2020 Christmas Giving Appeal


Dear Valued Supporter,

Ordinarily, at this time of year we would be sending out our Christmas appeal letters, respectfully requesting a tax-deductible gift to support our services through the 2021calendar year.

But this is not an ordinary year, and Anam Cara is currently preparing to meet an unprecedented demand for our services - which we anticipate to increase beyond any other time in our 14 year history. We have already seen the effect of this with our Community Outreach Service throughout the lock-down periods during this pandemic. We are evidently seeing an increase in requests and referrals for assistance for those livining with a life-limiting illness and who rely so heavily on their carers. 

Anam Cara exists to provide support for people with chronic and life-limiting illness, their carers and families, and to provide hospice pallative care services to the most vulnerable in our community at no cost.

In the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis, we are starting to see a real need for our service like never before as the medical emergency will be most prevalent with seniors and those living with a life-limiting illness – palliative care, hospice care, respite and support for carers and family, as well as home visitations will all be in unparalleled demand in the months ahead.

We totally understand the pressure and financial stress some families are under in the current environment, and I do not ask you for your support lightly. Whatever you are able to give now will be of great value, and will enable Anam Cara to continue to offer support and care for those relying on our services.  If you are unable to donate at this time you may wish to support us by purchasing some of our handmade Christmas cards. This can be done via our Facebook page or by emailing

Please donate today if you can.  Your gift will support our wonderful staff and volunteers to ensure we are still here and fully prepared to deliver our specialist care services to those in need in 2021. In December 2020 we will be moving to a new home at 1 Riverview Tce in Belmont (Kardinia House), this will be our temporary home as we move towards our new purpose built facility at Deakin University Waurn Ponds in the future. Our Christmas appeal donations will go towards ensuring our Living Well Day Hospice program can grow at our 3 locations; Norlane, Belmont and St Albans Park, enabling us to further reach those in the Community who need our support and who's carers need a break. 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss other ways you can support Anam Cara right now, please contact our Office on 03 5222 5831 or

We truly value your committment at this time of year and thank you for your ongoing support of Anam Cara. 

I wish you all the very best for 2021 and a Happy and Safe Christmas, 

Take Care

Diana Taylor

Chair -Anam Cara House Geelong 

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1 Riverview Terrace


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.