High tea to highlight work of dedicated Cancer Council volunteers

Volunteers Shirley Lloyd, Bronwyn Jones and June Wilson get ready for the high tea.
Volunteers Shirley Lloyd, Bronwyn Jones and June Wilson get ready for the high tea.

A SPECIAL high tea will be the highlight of National Volunteer Week celebrations for a group of dedicated local volunteers.

Cancer Council WA’s Mandurah office secured funding from Volunteering WA and Lotterywest to organise the event at the Secret Garden Adult Tea House in Falcon during National Volunteer Week, which runs until May 14.

The Peel and Rockingham Cancer Council offices, which providess information, practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, relies on a dedicated team of 23 volunteers who provide and deliver supportive care services.

Regional Cancer Support co-ordinator Elaine Young said the event would be an excellent opportunity to highlight the enormous contribution of local volunteers to Cancer Council.

The diverse voluntary roles the team provides includes volunteer transport drivers who transport cancer patients to Fiona Stanley Hospital from Mandurah and Rockingham for daily radiotherapy treatment, complementary therapy volunteers who provide reiki, massage and reflexology, wig service volunteers and administration volunteers.

Ms Young said the aim of all services was to reduce the impact of cancer by providing help and support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.

“There is enormous satisfaction to be gained from knowing you are making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer,” she said,

The Peel Cancer Council WA office is also looking for qualified beauty therapists to join the volunteer complementary therapy team.

Anyone interested in volunteering or using any Cancer Council services can contact Elaine or Marion on 6389 7830.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers for Cancer Council can be hosted any time in May or June.

Visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.