Forbes BRANCH

Western NSW Region

Assisting our community, locally…

ABOUT US

Can Assist Forbes was the first country branch established in 1956. Our branch raises funds to provide financial assistance to people in our community who are undergoing cancer treatment.

We are very well supported by members, volunteers and the community of Forbes. We believe the community of Forbes are so supportive because they know all the money raised and donated is used to assist Forbes and district cancer patients.

Areas Serviced: Bandon, Bedgerebong, Bundaburrah, Calarie, Carrawabbity, Corinella, Cumbijowa, Eugowra, Fairholme, Forbes, Garema, Grawlin, Gunning Gap, Jemalong, Mulyandry, Ooma, Warroo, Weelong, Wirrinya, Yarragong

Financial Assistance

We understand that families struggle to cope with a reduced income as a result of a cancer diagnosis and that they face increased expenses from travel, accommodation and medical costs.

Our Supporters

Our Branch would not exist without our members, volunteers and community supporters. We thank them for their contribution.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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3 months ago
Can Assist Forbes

“When you have cancer the costs are enormous, but even bigger when you live in the regions” Jim Wilson, 2GB lending their voice to healthcare issues in country NSW, with guest Jon Anderson, Brain Cancer patient from Cootamundra.

Tune in below at around 1:27:04.

omny.fm/shows/the-drive-program/drive-with-jim-wilson-full-show-october-27-1

2GB Drive with Jim Wilson highlighted the battle rural cancer patients are facing just to get treatment.

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6 months ago
Can Assist Forbes

We are here to support you country NSW. We offer broad based assistance, from utility bills to accommodation.

If you have cancer and live in rural/regional NSW, find out how we can assist you below www.canassist.org.au/services

#canassist #cancer #cancerawareness #cancersupport #cancercharity #charity #donate
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6 months ago
Can Assist Forbes

🏠 Stay home and stay safe!

💚 Our greatest concern is for our rural communities who are relying on us all to do the right thing. We love you, but we are not coming near you!

💛 Almost one month of staying at home in greater Sydney and we are all doing everything we can to protect more vulnerable communities across the state.

#canassist #covid #stayhome #StayAtHome
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2 years ago
Can Assist Forbes

Source: Forbes Advocate

Our Hidden Treasures Recognised

The Hidden Treasures of the Orange electorate have been brought into the spotlight in Forbes.

The ladies behind our very own Forbes CanAssist Dancing Stars were two of those added to the Honour Roll this year.

Terese Gunn and Cassandra Tyack were congratulated by Member for Orange Phil Donato at the function at the CWA hall on Friday.

The pair masterminded and drove the fundraiser that raised $200,000 to support local cancer patients over four incredible years.

Terese and Cassandra both said the whole experience was a privilege and had made them proud to be part of this beautiful, generous community.

"We couldn't do it without everybody else," Terese said. "There are too many people to thank."

They appreciate everyone who made it happen and of course the attendees who dug deep even though Forbes was hard hit by flood and drought in those years.

"It just kept surprising us every year," Cassandra said.

Can Assist's John Schrader is delighted Terese and Cassandra have been acknowledged.

"It's absolutely marvelous and very deserved," he told the Advocate.

"A lot of people wouldn't know how much work and effort they put into it. It was 12 months work and immense pressure as it got closer."

The funds raised over the four years, he said, have put the organisation in a very solid position as they seek to support families having cancer treatment financially.

Not only that, it all culminated in an enormously enjoyable evening every year.

The 2019 NSW Hidden Treasure Honour Roll is an annual initiative of the Department of Primary Industries' Rural Women's Network.

Others to be recognised at the function were Pamela Bell from Peak Hill, Elizabeth Newstead of Molong and Rhonda Watt from Cumnock.

Peak Hill's Karryn Kead and Orange's Helen Karrasch are also named on the Honour Roll this year, but were not present on Friday.

Nominations for the 2020 Honour Roll will open on May 18 this year and the publication will be launched in Forbes at this year's Rural Women's Gathering.

Photograph: Forbes Hidden Treasures of 2019 Cassandra Tyack and Terese Gunn, Can Assist Forbes Branch were congratulated by Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller and Member for Orange Phil Donato.
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Source:  Forbes Advocate  Our Hidden Treasures Recognised  The Hidden Treasures of the Orange electorate have been brought into the spotlight in Forbes.  The ladies behind our very own Forbes CanAssist Dancing Stars were two of those added to the Honour Roll this year.  Terese Gunn and Cassandra Tyack were congratulated by Member for Orange Phil Donato at the function at the CWA hall on Friday.  The pair masterminded and drove the fundraiser that raised $200,000 to support local cancer patients over four incredible years.  Terese and Cassandra both said the whole experience was a privilege and had made them proud to be part of this beautiful, generous community.  We couldnt do it without everybody else, Terese said. There are too many people to thank.  They appreciate everyone who made it happen and of course the attendees who dug deep even though Forbes was hard hit by flood and drought in those years.  It just kept surprising us every year, Cassandra said.  Can Assists John Schrader is delighted Terese and Cassandra have been acknowledged.  Its absolutely marvelous and very deserved, he told the Advocate.  A lot of people wouldnt know how much work and effort they put into it. It was 12 months work and immense pressure as it got closer.  The funds raised over the four years, he said, have put the organisation in a very solid position as they seek to support families having cancer treatment financially.  Not only that, it all culminated in an enormously enjoyable evening every year.  The 2019 NSW Hidden Treasure Honour Roll is an annual initiative of the Department of Primary Industries Rural Womens Network.  Others to be recognised at the function were Pamela Bell from Peak Hill, Elizabeth Newstead of Molong and Rhonda Watt from Cumnock.  Peak Hills Karryn Kead and Oranges Helen Karrasch are also named on the Honour Roll this year, but were not present on Friday.  Nominations for the 2020 Honour Roll will open on May 18 this year and the publication will be launched in Forbes at this years Rural Womens Gathering.  Photograph:  Forbes Hidden Treasures of 2019 Cassandra Tyack and Terese Gunn, Can Assist Forbes Branch were congratulated by Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller and Member for Orange Phil Donato.
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Forbes

PO Box 688
Forbes, NSW 2871
Phone: 02 6851 6257
Email: forbes@canassist.org.au

Areas Serviced: Bandon, Bedgerebong, Bundaburrah, Calarie, Carrawabbity, Corinella, Cumbijowa, Eugowra, Fairholme, Forbes, Garema, Grawlin, Gunning Gap, Jemalong, Mulyandry, Ooma, Warroo, Weelong, Wirrinya, Yarragong