Residents cook up a plan to help Cancer Council
The cooking skills of seniors at SwanCare’s Australind Rise retirement village helped raise more than $10,000 to help people with cancer and their families.
Australind Rise neighbours Janice Harewood and Kaye Scott, who have been the driving force behind the annual fundraiser that has raised more than $20,000 in the past four years, presented a cheque for $10,007 to Cancer Council WA representatives including regional education officer South West Shenae Norris and fundraising coordinator Sarah Wiley yesterday.
The money was raised through their Cooking for a Cause cookbook, which sold more than 250 copies and through an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event.
Ms Wiley said the organisation was grateful for the significant donation, which would be used to continue its efforts towards fighting cancer.
“The funds raised by the Australind Rise residents will make a huge difference to the lives of local people living with cancer and would also help us inch ever closer to our vision of a cancer-free community,” she said.
Australind Rise manager Margaret Robinson said the residents’ passion to make a difference and lend a helping hand to others was inspirational.
“Congratulations to the team at Australind Rise for raising the significant funds to support people who have been diagnosed with cancer in the South West,” Ms Robinson said.
“The ladies involved are tireless in their fundraising efforts and in fact help to make SwanCare the caring community it is known for.”
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