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 priviledged to represent them.” Michael  Jackson, Vice President and Director since 2014

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.

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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 Anthoness

Glenys Apolony

Doris Arneill

Patricia Bailey

Stuart Beveridge

Wendy Beveridge

Judith BonehamRita BroadCheryl Broad

Adrianne Brown

Nan Bruce

Raymond BurnsDaphne ClarkFay Clark

Judith Claypole

Neta Close

Pat ColemanJohn ColvinPhilip CoxFaye Cunningham

Joan Cuthbert

David DalleyJill DoddShirley Doherty

Kerry Dunstan

Robin Erratt

Nancye EvansMaureen FieldMurray Field

Maureen Fitzgerald

Robyn Fitzgerald

Olga FornerLindsay FraterAlison Frater

Jenny Glenn

John Gorton

Christene GortonJanelle GreenYvonne Hackett

Val Haines

Janet HallBeryl HallKathleen Hamilton

Shaen Hansen

Loretta Harmer

Pauline Harris

June HayesLynn HegartyEllie Hetherington

Carol Higginbottom

Barbara Hislop

Stella HydeNeville HydeJohn Irons

Mary Irons

Margaret Large

Aileen LearyWinsome LoweLeigh MacPherson

Ann Mangelsdorf

Kathleen Maskus

Margaret MatthewsNora McFeeYvonne McIntosh

Betty McKenzie

Marlene McLennan

Carmel MeadCaroline MitchellCoral Moncrieff

Carolyn Morrison

Marie Murray

Neil MurrayBeverley NorrisMonica O’Connor

Lesley Parkes

Margaret Phelan

Judith PigramGloria PikeGladys Power

Ross Reid

Kath Ritchie

Dennis Robertson

Doreen Rogers

Lesley Schalk

Pam Scott

Fay Scott

Betty Seberry

Michael Sheehan

Faye Slater

Kenneth Smith

Mavis Turner

Dawn Watson

Devereaux Webber

William Wicks

Jeanette Wilson

Kaylene Windsor

Antonia Wood

Wayne Wooding

Kym Wooding

Vicki Meyer

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