The emotional and financial toll a cancer diagnosis has on families is devastating. Those who do not live close to a treating hospital face the added challenge of finding somewhere to live while their loved one receives and recovers from treatment.
Fight Cancer Foundation's Albury Wodonga accommodation centre, Hilltop, provides patients and their carers with comfortable and affordable accommodation close to the Albury Base Hospital, Albury Wodonga Cancer Centre and other local treatment centres.
Increasing demand has prompted Fight Cancer Foundation to embark on the Stage 2 expansion of Hilltop. We are appealing to the community to help us complete this vital expansion by contributing $1 million in 2020.
July 2020 - Bunnings Albury will donate all the tools needed to fit out the volunteer handyman’s workshop, ensuring Hilltop is maintained in top shape!
June 2020 - Moira Shire donates $20,000 to the project. "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.” – Cr Libro Mustica.
December 2019 - Fight Cancer Foundation is thrilled to welcome Alice Glachan as the Capital Fundraising Campaign Director.
November 2019 - Construction begins and Stage 2 of the Hilltop Expansion is officially underway.
March 2019 - A generous $1.9 million grant is awarded to Fight Cancer Foundation for the Hilltop expansion from the Federal Government’s ‘Building Better Regions Fund’.
A message from the Managing Director
Fight Cancer Foundation is thrilled to embark on the Stage 2 expansion of our Albury Wodonga accommodation centre. The expansion will increase the capacity of Hilltop by 3,650 guest nights each year, ensuring we are meeting the increasing demand by patients and carers in the area.
I am proud that we will reduce the physical, emotional and financial stress associated with cancer for more people than ever before.
A sincere thanks to our project partners Rotary Club of Albury North, Lions District 201V6 and the Zonta Club of Albury Wodonga as well as Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and Sussan Ley MP, Member for Farrer.
- Mr Eric Wright, Managing Director, Fight Cancer Foundation.
Stage 2 Expansion
Since Hilltop opened in 2013, demand for accommodation close to Albury Base Hospital and Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre has steadily increased. To meet this demand, Fight Cancer Foundation is expanding its services at Hilltop.
An additional 10 accommodation units, additional communal spaces and other guest facilities will be part of the expansion which will increase the capacity of this unique and vital service by 3,650 guest nights each year.
The much-needed expansion will cost approximately $3.8 million.
In March 2019, Fight Cancer Foundation was thrilled to receive a $1.9 million grant from the Federal Government’s ‘Building Better Regions Fund’.
We have committed $1.1 million to this project, leaving $1 million to raise from the community. Our project partners, Rotary Club of Albury North, Lions District 201V6 and the Zonta Club of Albury Wodonga will be instrumental in helping us achieve this goal.
We are appealing to the community to get behind this vital expansion and help us reach our $1 million goal.
A floor plan of Hilltop, showing the new building.
An artistic impression of the new building at Hilltop
In 2013 Fight Cancer Foundation opened the doors of its third patient accommodation centre in Albury Wodonga, Hilltop. Hilltop provides people receiving treatment for cancer and their carers with comfortable accommodation just 50 metres from the Albury Base Hospital and Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
Hilltop has 20 specialist rooms, each with private bathroom, communal lounges and children play areas. Building a purpose-built facility gave us the opportunity to create something special for our community - a safe, comfortable and welcoming home away from home for those who needed it most.
Since opening in 2013, Hilltop’s 20 specialist rooms and communal facilities have supported more than 1,000 families.
Unveiling the plans for Hilltop Stage 1
Hilltop Stage 1 during construction
Hilltop Stage 1 was completed in 2013
Rooms at Hilltop put comfort first
"Walking into Hilltop is very warm and welcoming. It gives me the flexibility of being able to book in for the night which makes seeing my oncologist so much easier."
- Terri, diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014
Fight Cancer Foundation is proud to partner with Rotary Club of Albury North, Lions District 201V6 and the Zonta Club of Albury Wodonga for the Hilltop Stage 2 expansion project.
Support The Hilltop Stage 2 Expansion
We are appealing to the community to help us reach our $1 million fundraising target to fund the expansion of Hilltop patient and carer accommodation centre.