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Dorothea’s Story: The fund that helps Carers

Find out how you can help like Dorothea did

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The Dorothea Limb Fund is thanks to the generosity of a Rise client of 17 years, Dorothea Limb, who sadly passed away in 2012.

Dorothea lived alone and our staff supported her to keep her independence at her home in Darlington. Dorothea loved the help we gave her.

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As a result of our support, Dorothea named us as a beneficiary in her estate. Interest generated annually from the fund is used for projects or activities that benefit elderly people and primary carers that we support.


We use the funds to help build the resilience of primary carers. Primary carers are people who provide informal care and assistance to their loved ones to enable them to live at home. Often they will be husbands or wives, sons or daughters and increasingly often the people they care for will live with dementia.

We have a very successful Carer Program, funded by National Respite for Carers and we provide valuable services for the primary carer usually in the form of a short break or respite from their caring duties to avoid getting burnt out or run down.

If you would like to know more about how you can leave a gift in your will, visit our webpage for more details. Alternatively, contact us at Fundraising@risenetwork.com.au.

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