Yanchep resident Lynnette Nabholz and friends Robin Saunders, Margaret Collins and Margaret Chandler organised an Evening in Paris for Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels (TRYACT).
‘The evening was a wonderful success and a huge thank you needs to go to the small committee that worked so hard to make it so,’ she said.
Mrs Nabholz said they raised $1465.20 thanks to about 50 people who attended the July 18 event and others who bought raffle tickets or donated raffle prizes.
TRYACT president Sue Dash said since incorporation, the group’s volunteers had also started a cancer support group and they drove patients to treatment.
‘We have one ambulance in Two Rocks and Yanchep ” if we take that out of the community to transport these people, then that takes this emergency service out of the area,’ she said.
Ms Dash said they were working towards getting LotteryWest funding to buy a vehicle, with other donations directed towards maintenance and running costs.
She said TRYACT was looking at potentially accommodating people from regional areas in Yanchep or Two Rocks while they needed to get cancer treatment in the city.
Ms Dash said the group was also trying to encourage doctors to refer patients to Shenton House in Joondalup because it meant patients would not have to travel to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for treatment.
Clare Sharp, from Spiritual Pampering, held a winter expo on July 13 that involved 30 stallholders and raised $2752 for TRYACT.