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Wool growers support breast cancer retreats

Almost two-thirds of the entrants into the 2017 Australian Fleece Competition opted to donate the value of their fleece to The OTIS Foundation.    Awarded today, the Australian Fleece Competition was won with a fleece entered by well-known Tasmanian Merino stud farmers,..more...

Winner announced - OTIS Photo Competition

We have loved hearing stories from our guests as well as seeing and sharing photos of them enjoying their stay at OTIS' properties and creating memories with their loved ones. We have loved seeing photos form our guests creating memories together at OTIS properties as part of the inaugural Photos Completion...more...

OTIS Photo Competition

We love hearing stories from our guests as well as seeing and sharing photos of them enjoying their stay at OTIS' properties and creating memories with their loved ones. So between now and until 25 June, 2017 we are running the first ever OTIS Photo Competition.  We'd love to see any photos you have ta..more...

OTIS Newsletter Between Friends - Autumn/Winter 2017

?Keep up to date with the latest news and activities at The OTIS Foundation with the Autumn/Winter 2016/17 edition of The OTIS Foundation's newsletter  Between Friends. Download the a copy at the link below or email  marketing@otisfoundation.org.a u to join the mailing list and receive the newsletter di..more...

Portsea home for new breast cancer retreat

The OTIS Foundation has recently partnered with The Rotary Club of Sorrento to offer stays at the Police Point Cottages in Portsea. The Cottages, which are usually made available at low cost to carers of people with a disability, will be available for short-term stays at no cost to anyone who has faced a breast cancer..more...

Birchip team takes top prize at OTIS Golf Day

Close to 30 teams, predominately made up of local businesses, played for thousands of dollars in prizes as part of The OTIS Foundation’s Annual Golf Day today at Bendigo Golf Club. The OTIS Foundation’s General Manager, Rachel Mason, said that the event is one of the most enjoyable on the organsiaton&r..more...

The OTIS Foundation Annual Raffle

2017 Annual Raffle Prizes The Annual OTIS Foundation Raffle was drawn as part of the OTIS Foundation Golf Day on Sunday, 26 March  in accordance with raffle permit no.10984/16. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.     Prize winners:  Corporate box package for a 20..more...

Australian Doctors Orchestra Bendigo bound

A symphony orchestra made up of more than 80 doctors from around the country, will perform its first ever Bendigo concert at Ulumbarra Theatre this April.  Event organiser and Bendigo-based Orthopaedic surgical specialist, Dr Travis Perera, said the event was a unique national assembly of talented medical profe..more...

Breast cancer retreats to further expand in Queensland

Queensland women dealing with breast cancer are set to benefit from an expansion of accommodation retreats made available at no cost by national charity, The OTIS Foundation.  Queensland mother of three, Heather Lloyd, said that the time she spent with her family at a Sunshine Coast breast cancer retreat follow..more...

Gift a Night this Christmas - appeal launched

The OTIS Foundation’s annual “Gift a Night” Christmas appeal has been kick-started by a generous donation from medical imaging clinics, High St Xray and Shepparton Nuclear Medicine. In lieu of giving material gifts of thanks to their referrers, Customer Relationship Managery,..more...

OTIS Newsletter Between Friends - Summer 2016/17

Keep up to date with the latest news and activities at The OTIS Foundation with the Summer 2016/17 edition of The OTIS Foundation's newsletter  Between Friends. Download the a copy at the link below or email marketing@otisfoundation.org.au to join the mailing list and receive the newsletter directly to your i..more...

Bendigo Spirit Pink Round - who will you come for?

OTIS supporters are being urged to come along to the special  Bendigo Bank Spirit  Pink Game against the Townsville Fire on Saturday night and acknowledge someone special in their lives who has been touched by cancer.   The Spirit is teaming up with The OTIS Foundation and will wear a speci..more...

Buy a blue towel and help beat breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Regional Victoria is being asked to get on board with a fundraising appeal to help those living with the insidious disease. The so called "Little Blue Towel" might not seem like much, but each packet sold will help those diagnosed with breast cancer spend time at a special r..more...

OTIS Blokes Before the Bounce - two weeks to go

Featuring AFL Legend and Coach Terry Wallace  The OTIS Foundation is calling on local “blokes” to have fun casual night out - whilst helping raise funds for a good cause. Timed to coincide with the AFL Grand Final long weekend, on the evening of Thursday 29 September,..more...

Myer gives back to OTIS

As the birthplace of Myer, Bendigo has long seen the generosity of its local department store.  In 2016, The OTIS Foundation is the lucky beneficiary as Myer Bendigo’s charity of choice. Through its Myer Community Fund, the Bendigo team will today present a cheque of $7,288.28 to The OTIS Foundation to c..more...

Surf Coast and Bellarine target for new breast cancer retreat

A charity providing retreat accommodation at no cost to people living with breast cancer is calling on the Surf Coast and Bellarine communities to help it establish its newest breast cancer retreats.   The OTIS Foundation’s Property Manager, Lynda Davis, and Bookings Manager,..more...

Peninsula target for new breast cancer retreat

A charity providing retreat accommodation at no cost to people living with breast cancer is calling on the Peninsula community to help it establish its newest breast cancer retreat. The OTIS Foundation’s Property Manager, Lynda Davis, and Bookings Manager, Kristin Cook, are visiting the region this week to view p..more...

OTIS wants “blokes” to have a night out for a good cause

Calling all blokes, gents, fellas and boys. The OTIS Foundation invites you to fun casual have a night out – and help raise funds for a good cause.  The OTIS Blokes Before the Bounce event, held with the support of The Hindsight Club, aims to encourage local men to support one of Bendigo’s charit..more...

Little Blue Towels on The Shed Show

  Dick Phillips talks about the Little Blue Towels on The Shed Show, Channel 31 Melbourne, view the story by clicking here. more...

Between Friends - August 2016

Keep up to date with the latest news and activities at The OTIS Foundation with Between Friend s. Download the August 2016 edition at the link below or email marketing@otisfoundation.org.au to join the mailing list.  more...

Fundraising High Teas

  During May, The OTIS Foundation is encouraging third-party groups and individuals to fundraise on behalf of The OTIS Foundation by hosting a High Tea. We’ll provide you with invitation templates, an OTIS apron, collection tin, OTIS information and sample menu to get you started...more...

WorkPlace Giving - OTIS partners with Local charities

  OTIS has partnered with a number of local Bendigo chairities to work together to make a difference are asking you to give where you live. By making a donation direct from your salary you can help make our community stronger. Dowload the flyer to find out more.  For more information on WorkPlace G..more...

Gift A Night this Mother's Day

Click here to make your purchase      Give mum a special gift this year and offer someone a break from breast cancer. Add special meaning to Mother’s Day by gifting ‘a night’ to help  The OTIS Foundation offer retreats at no cost to women living with breast cancer...more...

April Newsletter 2016

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Murray Charity Meander

Bendigo’s OTIS Foundation is set to be one of the big winners from this week’s Murray Meander – a charity event which sees 20 “tinnies” travelling the 850km journey from Echuca to Mildura. The event, which has been running since 2006, departed Echuca on Saturday 27 February and will pr..more...

Meander beneficiaries provide breast cancer gift

A charity that provides accommodation at no cost to women living with breast cancer is one of the beneficiaties   and participants of this year’s Murray Meander. The OTIS Foundation is a national charity based in Bendigo which offers retreat accommodation in Victoria,..more...

OTIS expands across the country

The OTIS Foundation, a Bendigo charity providing retreat accommodation at no cost to people living with breast cancer, now offers retreats in almost every state of Australia. Since beginning almost 15 years ago with the first three breast cancer retreats in Mandurang, The OTIS Foundation has grown to offer more th..more...

"My mummy has cancer" by Lyndsey Clark

"My mummy has cancer" is a touching new book written by Lyndsey Clark, an amazing young woman living with terminal breast cancer. The book is a beautiful a legacy for her daughter, Nyah, and for other children tackling a journey like Nyah's. In Lyndsey's words "Our focus was always on helping children..more...

Gippsland the home of newest breast cancer retreat

A charity that provides accommodation at no cost to women living with breast cancer has recently opened its newest retreat on a rural property in Moyarra. The OTIS Foundation has secured the property on undulating farming land, which will be aptly known as Rolling Hills retreat thanks to the generosity of a  M..more...

Between Friends - Summer 2015/16 Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with news and events from the OTIS Foundation through the latest edition of our newsletter "Between Friends" by downloading the pdf at the bottom of the page. Enjoy this edition of Between Friends.  To order a hard copy of the newsletter to be posted directly to you or to join ou..more...

Wrapping up Christmas at Myer Bendigo

Community Spirit  Big business, charity and community are collaborating to wrap up this Christmas. Members of the Bendigo Spirit WNBL team are giving their time this Christmas to volunteer as part of the OTIS Foundation’s and Myer Bendigo’s Gift wrapping service...more...

Breast Cancer Retreats expand into the Northern Territory

A charity that provides retreat accommodation at no cost to women living with breast cancer is now offering stays at its first retreat in the Northern Territory. The OTIS Foundation, which currently provides more than 2500 nights accommodation annually to women living with breast cancer and their families,..more...

Gift a Night - Give someone a break from breast cancer this Christmas

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Breast Cancer retreats expand into Queensland

The OTIS Foundation, which currently provides more than 2500 nights accommodation annually to women living with breast cancer and their families, is adding a retreat located at Sunshine Beach in Noosa to its network. Breast Cancer Ambassador and local Sunshine Coast resident,..more...

Kez’s Hideaway benefits from inaugural race night

The OTIS Foundation’s newest retreat for women living with breast cancer, Kez’s Hideaway, was the benefactor from an inaugural race night held at the Bendigo Harness Racing Club last night. More than 300 punters attended the Kez’s Hideaway Memorial Race Night helping to raise much needed funds to comp..more...

Between Friends - August newsletter 2015

Keep up-to-date with news and events from the OTIS Foundation by downloading a copy of the latest edition of our newsletter " Between Friends " by clicking on the link below or downloading the pdf at the bottom of the page. http://adobe.ly/1IYausY     Enjoy this edition of Between Friends..more...

Bundalong the home of newest breast cancer retreat

A waterfront property in Bundalong has become the most recent Victorian retreat for women living with the challenges of breast cancer. The OTIS Foundation has secured the property to be known as Riverside retreat as an important addition to its network of retreats which are offered to p..more...

South Coast a target for breast cancer retreat

For release from 8 June 2015 Generous property owners along the NSW South Coast are being targeted by the OTIS Foundation to help it establish its newest breast cancer retreat. The OTIS Foundation’s Property Manager, Lynda Davis, who is currently visiting the South Coast,..more...

SA women to benefit from beachside stays

Aldinga Beach’s Munzberg family have become the most recent South Australians to offer their holiday home to those living with breast cancer. Jan Munzberg recalls a chance meeting with a man from Bendigo as the moment she and her husband, David, recognised a link between the need for those facing the challenge..more...

Bendigo Women Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style

This year will mark the biggest ever attendance for the OTIS Foundation’s annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Bendigo Jockey Club. On Thursday 7 May, more than 200 guests will attend Bendigo’s most celebrated Mother’s Day Luncheon. It will be an opportunity for Bendigo’s corpor..more...

Framing up Kez’s Hideaway

For immediate release This week marks another significant milestone for the build of Kez’s Hideaway, as the frame is erected for this future retreat for women living with breast cancer. Marketing and Communications Manager for the OTIS Foundation, Carlie Ryan, said that it has been a long road to get..more...

April - May Newsletter 2015

Keep up-to-date with news and events from the OTIS Foundation by downloading a copy of the latest edition of our newsletter " Between Friends " by clicking on the pdf link below. To order a hard copy of the newsletter to be posted directly to you or to join our mailing list for future editions please email marketing@ot..more...

Tenth tee off for the OTIS Foundation Annual Golf Day

For immediate release The OTIS Foundation Annual Golf Day will celebrate its 10th year this year, when the event is held at the picturesque Bendigo Golf Club on 22 March. The event has again attracted outstanding support from the local business community, with 32 teams competing for almost $10,000 worth of pri..more...

Campaign launch: Make Kez’s Hideaway a reality

For immediate release The OTIS Foundation in partnership with Paul Gray Builders is now seeking community support to bring the Kez’s Hideaway vision to reality, with the launch of a new campaign to furnish the retreat. Kez’s Hideaway is an amazing homestead being built for the OTIS Foundation by Paul Gray,..more...

The OTIS Foundation Annual Raffle

The OTIS Foundation Annual Raffle   The winners of the Annual raffles are   Corporate box package for a 2015 AFL season match at the MCG (includes 14 seats, catering  and drinks).  Donated by Bendigo Toyota and valuedatapprox. $5,000*.  ..more...

BOOKING GUIDELINES for guests

Our Booking Guidelines are in place to ensure fair and equitable access to a retreat for all women and men living with breast cancer.  Please read through these guidelines to ensure you understand how we offer the gift of a retreat. more...

Homes to help your health

Click this link to read the full article from the Bendigo Advertiser more...

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