The Ponting Foundation has partnered with the Fight Cancer Foundation to establish an accommodation fund to provide seriously ill patients from regional Tasmanian with low or no-cost accommodation when visiting Hobart to receive outpatient medical treatment.

Located close to the Royal Hobart Hospital, Fight Cancer Foundation’s John Opie House provides comfortable and affordable accommodation for up to 24 patients and their families each night. John Opie House relieves guests of the stress of finding and funding accommodation for an uncertain length of time during a significantly emotionally distressing period. John Opie House is the only adult and child-focused patient accommodation centre in Hobart. Since opening in 2008, the house has provided accommodation to over a thousand families.

Fight Cancer Foundation calculates that the Ponting Foundation Accommodation Fund will provide approximately 357 nights’ accommodation to Tasmanians in need over an 18 month period, delivering significant and much needed assistance.