Belmont Forum and Breast Cancer Care WA help families facing cancer this Xmas


Founder of Breast Cancer Care WA Ros Worthington with Belmont Forum marketing manager Julie Elliott and store manager of Coles Christopher Sam packing the hampers for local families affected by breast cancer. Picture: supplied
Founder of Breast Cancer Care WA Ros Worthington with Belmont Forum marketing manager Julie Elliott and store manager of Coles Christopher Sam packing the hampers for local families affected by breast cancer. Picture: supplied

FIFTEEN families confronting breast cancer this Christmas were surprised at their door with a festive hamper prepared by Belmont Forum on behalf of Breast Cancer Care WA.

Shopping centre staff hand delivered the hampers filled with personalised gifts including fresh food, toys and vouchers valued over $200.

“The festive season can be a difficult time of year for many families and when you are also going through breast cancer, those effects are felt even more,” Breast Cancer Care WA General Manager Jillian Shiels said.

The cancer charity has been providing each family with free breast care nursing, counselling and financial assistance.

Belmont Forum’s marketing manager Julie Elliott said when approached by Breast Cancer Care WA they jumped at the chance to help.

“We tailored each hamper to the family’s specific circumstances and surprised the recipients with their goodies just a week before Christmas,” she said.

Cockburn Gateway Shopping City and The Square in Mirrabooka also partnered with the event.

Christmas shoppers at all three centres are being offered a gift wrapping service for the price of a gold coin donation, with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care WA.