22nd November 2012

Rebekka Battista – Being a Community Minded Business

Rebekka BattistaThe community consists of Families, Businesses, governments and community and Not for Profit organisations to create an environment we enjoy living in. Community and Not for Profit Organisations provide the opportunity for people to join together to share responsibility in their own community.

Let’s be a region who continues to do this well where our businesses benefit being involved with the Community and Not for profit Organisations through knowing what to give and how to give for our communities and businesses prosper.

Rebekka Battista, a local girl who currently is the Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator. Based at the Lismore Base Hospital, Rebekka has been instrumental in raising awareness about the need to improve the health services for our children in the Northern Rivers area and the importance of raising funds with the help of the local community, she has in turn, raised the funds to purchase over $1 million of paediatric equipment for our local hospitals.

Rebekka Battista 2Also a qualified chef Rebekka along with her husband ran the Left Bank for 12 years, and a mother of two boy Isaak and Nathan, Rebekka also has studied with Youth With A Mission in Sydney and Denver, Colorado.

Rebekka is also Director, Secretary and Fund Raiser for Our House which is a $5.5 million 20 unit accommodation for regional cancer patient, families and their children which is being built in Hunter St, and a Director of Summerland Credit Union.

Rebekka also heads up the Women’s Ministry at Centre Church in Lismore as well as on the Eldership team of Centre Church and a leader in the music team. She also volunteers on the Beautiful program which is a value based course run in Lismore high Schools and is organised the Combined Churches of Lismore.

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