Braeside Hospital Kitchen Appeal recieves generous community donations

Generous community supporters have presented almost $30,000 to Braeside Hospital’s $1.1 million fresh cook kitchen project. 

The South Western Sydney Chinese Buddhist Community, The Lions Club of Cabramatta and Cabra-vale, The Ladies Auxiliary of Cabra-Vale Diggers and Royal Umbrella Rice all presented their donations to HammondCare’s General Manager of Health and Hospitals, Stewart James.

“These wonderful community groups and many more, have allowed HammondCare to bridge the gap in the excellent quality of care Braeside Hospital provides. Having all meals prepared fresh and on site will contribute powerfully to the quality of life of our patients,”

About relationships, not just the kitchen

"Today has shown that raising money isn't all about the kitchen, but building valuable relationships with the community whom we care for and may care for in the future. The community spirit here has blown me away," said Mr James.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone, and MP Chris Hayes were also in attendance.

I know first hand the quality of care and the wonderful job Braeside Hospital does for our local community," said Mayor Carbone.

"This kitchen will improve the quality of care and strengthen the bond shared by the Fairfield community with Braeside Hospital - once again highlighting the valuable role Braeside Hospital plays in our community."

More fundraising work to do

Collectively, these community groups raised $29,000, bringing the total raised for the kitchen to $418,000.

The state of the art kitchen which will allow fresh, nutritious and culturally diverse food to be prepared on site is due to open in October.

To help HammondCare reach its goal of $1.1 million, please donate to the Braeside Kitchen appeal at

Members of the South Western Sydney Chinese Buddhist Community, MP Chris Hayes and Mayor Carbone

Members of the South Western Sydney Chinese Buddhist Community hand over their cheque to HammondCare