Cuddle Bed

Assisting the Bethesda Foundation to raise around $28,000 for a “cuddle bed” for the palliative care ward at Bethesda Hospital had been on our club’s radar for some time. On the passing of Past RI Director Ken Collins at Bethesda Hospital in August 2022, his dying wish was that we prioritize this.

A cuddle bed is a double hospital bed that allows for family to rest with a dying relative to provide comfort.

See the article ‘Cuddle beds’ bringing some physical comfort to end-of-life patients

His family have asked that his memory be honoured through a donation to the Bethesda Foundation specifically towards a cuddle bed. If you would like to contribute, please follow the two steps below.

STEP 1: You can make a tax deductible donation online at or via EFT to:

BSB: 086-082
Account Number: 504223873

Account Name: Bethesda Foundation

STEP 2: Please follow up with an email to to let them know that the donation is for a cuddle bed in memory of Ken Collins.

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