Health & Wellbeing

Our House is going Dry

This July, the Our House team will join thousands of other Australians as they participate in ‘Dry July’, challenging themselves to complete 31 days without alcohol.

Since 2010, when Our House became the first regional project to be supported by the national charity Dry July, the team at Our House have been going without alcohol for the whole month of July.

Rebekka Battista and Tania Harris-Bateman from Our House have put up their hand up this year, and are encouraging the community to join them in raising funds for people affected by cancer.

Funds raised by the Our House team this year will help fund the refreshment and renewal of the Therapy Garden at Our House. The Therapy Gardens are part of the ‘Help Keep Our House Beautiful’ program.

“After the rain events our area has recently had, the therapy garden is not looking great and needs some TLC; so we’re looking forward to raising funds to help keep Our house looking beautiful for patients with cancer to enjoy,” Rebekka Battista, Our House Director, said.

Dry July is a national campaign that started with a group of mates, one who had cancer and the others who decided to ‘dare’ each other to go dry to raise funds. Dry July has inspired more than 250,000 Aussies to go dry, raising over $60 million for people affected by cancer and funding projects at more than 80 cancer organisations across Australia. Our House is one of these projects.

Our House is a Guaranteed Beneficiary of Dry July, and past funds from Dry July funds have replaced bathroom floors, sofa beds, beds and TVs in the 20 rooms.

To join or support the Our House Team, visit:

For more information, contact Rebekka Battista on 0438 417 085.