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The Corryong Probus Club is delighted to announce that its speaker for the next meeting on Monday 4th December will be Albury identity Alice Glachan.

She has held many public positions working tirelessly for the community and her current role as Capital Fundraising Campaign Director for the Hilltop Accommodation Centre is no exception.

Hilltop provides motel style accommodation, at a heavily subsidised cost, to regional cancer patients undergoing treatment at the adjacent Cancer Centre and also their carers if required.

The concept is to have three build stages with ultimately a total of 40 rooms and associated facililities.

It is very similar to modern university accommodation with ensuites and kitchenettes in the rooms, as well as shared loungerooms and well-equipped communal kitchens, a library, laundry facilities and more.

Stage 1 has been completed at a cost of more than $5 million and it was envisioned this would meet the accommodation needs for the next 10 years.

The Cancer Centre was expected to be treating 250 patients a week but this figure has already risen to 350 people.

This increase is due in part to patients choosing to go to Albury for their treatment over facilities that are closer to home as it is a welcoming community, the traffic is not as stressful as it can be in a city and there is excellent and inexpensive accommodation right next door!

This facility is a wonderful asset for the community and takes dedicated people working tirelessly to achieve the ambitious plans for its future.

Alice Glachan is one such person.

She is keen to spread the story of Hilltop in the wider community and locals are invited to hear her speak at the Corryong Hotel Motel this coming Monday at 11am. Come along and be informed and inspired!

Corryong Courier 30 November 2023

This article appeared in the Corryong Courier, 30 November 2023.

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