�People walk through there scared and frightened but say it feels so wonderful being inside,� the Cancer Wellness Centre wellness facilitator said.
�It was amazing to see it transformed.�
The restoration of the 1905 State Heritage Registered Cottesloe building received the prestigious Gerry Gauntlett Award at the recent WA Heritage Awards.
Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said Wanslea was an outstanding conservation and refurbishment project that considered the building�s history, while sensitively incorporating contemporary elements.
Cancer Support WA has called Wanslea home for the past 30 years and with help from the National Trust and Lotterywest, restored the building and developed the site to welcome Breast Cancer Care WA, Melanoma WA and the Brady Cancer Support Foundation under the one Cancer Wellness Centre banner.
Cathy said the final product was worth the disruption during restoration work.
n The Cancer Wellness Centre is seeking a volunteer who can spare up to four hours a week to be the unofficial carer for the Cottesloe facility. Call 6151 5490.