AFTER months of fundraising all of the efforts have paid off for one Leeton charity.
The MIA Cruisers car club and its members have been spending many of their free moments raising much-needing funds for the Leeton Can Assist organisation.
It all came to a head last week when the group present Can Assist with a cheque worth $5000.
The money will now be used to help Leeton shire patients who have been diagnosed with cancer.
“We are all very proud of what our little club has achieved,” MIA Cruisers member John Napier said.
“We enjoyed helping out our fellow Leetonians.
“As they say, cancer has no social or economic bounds, it affects all of us.
“Hopefully this money helps a few local families enjoy Christmas as much as possible under what must be harrowing circumstances.”
Can Assist relies on donations such as these to continue the work it does.
How does Can Assist help?
Can Assist provides its services to help bridge the gap between city and country cancer patients.
- Twenty-one per cent of people in outer regional/remote/very remote areas waited longer than they felt it was acceptable to get an appointment with a GP.
- There are 94 per cent fewer oncologists in the rural healthcare workforce, compared to major cities.
- The further a cancer patient lives from a major city, the more likely they are to die within five years of diagnosis.
- Can Assist provides financial assistance through its branch network, offering funds to help cover medical costs, fuel, accommodation and more.
- Can Assist also offers supported accommodation at Lilier Lodge in Wagga Wagga in partnership with Cancer Council NSW.
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