Can Assist Board Group

    Cootamundra Can Assist

Our People

The heart and soul of Can Assist are our volunteers.

“We are a well represented team from towns across country NSW, north to Moree and Glen Innes, West to Nyngan and south to Deniliquin. We all work on a volunteer basis, we know our communities and we are privileged to represent them.” Michael Jackson, Chair

Our Board & Patron

Our Board and Patron are a group of diverse and inspiring individuals committed to our organisation. All volunteer their time to bring a wide range of business, not-for-profit and commercial experience to Can Assist. The Board oversees the strategic direction of the organisation and ensures the highest level of ethics, compliance and governance.

Can Assist Parkes

Our Members

Our branches are run by dedicated members who all volunteer their time and energy. They share the goal to support those affected by cancer within their community. Our members are fundamental to the sustainability of Can Assist.

Can Assist recognises the selfless contribution of longstanding members with Honorary Life Membership. Our organisation only exists because of these dedicated people who put time, energy and enthusiasm into being part of the fabric that holds rural NSW together for those affected by cancer. We thank them.

Honorary Life Members

Julie AnthonessGlenys ApolonyDoris ArneillBernie BaileyPatricia Bailey
Mary BallardColin BanwellLesley BanwellMaureen BarkerMargaret Baulch
Stuart Beveridge OAMWendy BeveridgeJudith BonehamGwen BowdenCheryl Broad
Rita BroadAdrianne BrownNan BruceJenny BrumfieldRaymond Burns
Dawn ByattDaphne ClarkFay ClarkJudith ClaypoleNeta Close
Pat ColemanJohn ColvinHelen CorbySandra CowanPhilip Cox AO
Diane CroucherFaye CunninghamJoan CuthbertDavid DalleyHilton Davis
Jill DoddShirley DohertyKerry DunstanRobin ErrattNancye Evans
Reginald FellMaureen FieldMaryanne FitzgeraldMaureen FitzgeraldRobyn Fitzgerald
Olga FornerAlison FraterChristene GortonJohn GortonJanelle Green
Desmond GuyYvonne HackettVal HainesJanet HallKathleen Hamilton
Shaen HansenLoretta HarmerPauline HarrisJune HayesLynn Hegarty
Ellie HetheringtonCarol HigginbottomBarbara HislopStella HydeJohn Irons
Mary IronsDarlene LambPeter LanderWilliam LaneMargaret Large
Aileen LearyWinsome LoweLeigh MacPhersonAnn MangelsdorfKathleen Maskus
Nora McFeeYvonne McIntoshGreg McIntyreBetty McKenzieVicki McLean
Marlene McLennanIan McMurdoCarmel MeadVicki MeyerWendy Miller
Caroline MitchellCoral MoncrieffCarolyn MorrisonMary Ann MunsieMarie Murray
Neil MurrayCarolyn NankivellBeverley NorrisFay OatesMonica O'Connor
Marie PapworthLesley ParkesMargaret PhelanJudith PigramGloria Pike
Ian PostJune PostRoss ReidKath RitchieDennis Robertson
Debbie RobinsonLesley SchalkPam ScottBetty SeberryMarie Seckold
Michael SheehanJean SkeinFaye SlaterKenneth SmithBarry Sturt
Jan SturtKaye SturtKaren SwindleDawn ThorntonMavis Turner
Bev VickeryDawn WatsonDevereaux WebberJann WellingtonJudyth Wicks
Jeanette WilsonKaylene WindsorAntonia WoodKym WoodingWayne Wooding

The assistance provided by Bega Valley Can Assist is vital.

There have been clients who would not have undertaken the recommended cancer treatment without Can Assist’s financial support. Cancer patients in the Bega Valley may be required to travel long distances for treatment. The nearest radiotherapy treatment (typically required daily for 5 or 6 weeks) is in Canberra – some 3 hours’ drive from here. The costs associated with travel, accommodation and groceries may be prohibitive ……

Can Assist removes this financial obstacle in healthcare.

Through the eyes of an Oncology Social Worker, South East Regional hospital