Boost for cancer group welcomed

Bank manager Darren Curtis presents the cheque to TRYACT |president Sue Dash, watched by Jayne Senior, Mark Diggins and |Jo Holding. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d420226
Bank manager Darren Curtis presents the cheque to TRYACT |president Sue Dash, watched by Jayne Senior, Mark Diggins and |Jo Holding. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d420226

The Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels group may need a bigger money box after president Sue Dash and committee members Jo Holding, Jayne Senior and Mark Diggins accepted the cheque from the Westpac Foundation.

A little over a year old, the TRYACT aims to provide support to people in the area affected by cancer, including free transport to oncology appointments in central Perth, and the grant will cover running costs.

‘This grant provides a huge safety net for us and allows us to build on the foundations of the organisation and extend our support within the community,’ Ms Dash said.

Yanchep bank manager Darren Curtis said he was pleased TRYACT received a grant, adding the bank would continue to support the group.

‘Anyone who brings their home loan to Westpac Yanchep and mentions TRYACT referred them, a percentage of that home loan is given to TRYACT on settlement,’ he said.

‘For the life of the loan, every year after that they get a smaller percentage.’

Mr Curtis said all branches in the north coast region also collected donations on casual Fridays, raising $400 in the first month, which Westpac would match and give to TRYACT.

Visit www.tryact.com.au