Southern Highlands BRANCH

South West Sydney Region

Assisting our community, locally…

ABOUT US

Can Assist Southern Highlands was formed in 1960 . Celebrating its 60th Birthday in 2020, the branch has in excess of 110 members. The branch financially supports individuals and families in our community who are experiencing hardship as a result of their cancer treatment, palliation or end of life care.

Areas Serviced: Alpine, Avoca, Avon Dam, Aylmerton, Balaclava, Balmoral Village, Bangadilly, Barrallier, Barren Grounds, Belanglo, Berrima, Bong Bong, Boronga, Bowral, Box Hill, Braemar, Bullio, Bundanoon, Burradoo, Burrawang, Buxton (crosses Wollondilly Council), Calwalla, Canyonleigh, Colo Vale, East Bowral, East Kangaloon, Elmwood, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Glencoe, Glenquarry, High Range, Hill Top, Hoddles Cross Roads, Jellore, Joadja, Kangaloon, Kelston, Lake Avon (crosses Wollongong Council), Lower Mittagong, Manchester Square, Mandemar, Medway, Meryla, Milton Park, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Mount Lindsey, Mount Murray, Myra Vale, Nepean Dam, New Berrima, Paddys River, Penrose, Pheasant Ground, Robertson, Rosedale, Sutton Forest, Wanganderry, Wattle Ridge, Welby, Werai, Wildes Meadow, Willow Vale, Wingecarribee, Wingello, Wollondilly, Woodlands, Yarrunga, Yerrinbool

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 the contribution of our supporters.

  • Corporate partners
    Arthead Moss Vale, Choices Flooring Pty Ltd, Spirit Sports + Events, Southern Highlands Hospice Inc., Southern Highlands Foundation, greenslips.com.au
  • Social groups
    Southern Highlands Quilters Guild, Southern Highlands Singers, Moss Vale Ladies Golf Club, Mittagong Golf Club, Bowral Senior Citizens, Bowral Women’s Bowling Club, Highlands Golf Club, Southern Highlands Bridge Club, Oxley College P & F, The Makatacks

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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Timeline photosIf something looks or feels different on your body it needs to be checked by a professional.
Can Assist is there for you, right across rural and regional NSW if you receive a cancer diagnosis to ensure that distance is no barrier to treatment.

Donate to our Christmas appeal today and help be the difference

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Can Assist Southern Highlands

💚“Thank you to all that bought Raffle tickets and for making it possible for us to move forward in helping those in need” 💚

The Can Assist Southern Highlands Raffle was drawn and the winner was Ticket Number A710042 .
The winner was thrilled to have won this beautiful quilt.
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Gifts, bequests & endowments👇👇
canassistsh.com.au/support-us/#gifts-bequests-endowments

You may be interested in donating a proportion of your estate in your will to Can Assist Southern Highlands. In doing so it is important that any gifts or bequests are set out correctly in your will.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Greg Goodman, our Gifts, Bequests & Endowments Advocate, at donations@canassistsh.com.au
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Gifts, bequests & endowments👇👇
https://canassistsh.com.au/support-us/#gifts-bequests-endowments  You may be interested in donating a proportion of your estate in your will to Can Assist Southern Highlands. In doing so it is important that any gifts or bequests are set out correctly in your will.  Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Greg Goodman, our Gifts, Bequests & Endowments Advocate, at donations@canassistsh.com.au

🌷🌷🌷 A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY 🌷🌷🌷

Can Assist Southern Highlands was selected as the Tulip Time Festival charity partner for 2020 and owing to Covid restrictions, subsequently the 2021 Tulip Time Festival. Sadly, Covid health restrictions put an end to any Can Assist fund raising events during the term of the Festival again this year.
Consequently, along with all the other event cancellations during the year, this placed pressure on our capacity to provide timely financial assistance to patients in our community who are living with cancer. The Tulip Time Organisers thoughtfully offered to place our donations box at the entrance to Corbett Gardens. Donations by local visitors over the 18 days of the Festival have raised an amazing $8378.45.
The generosity shown to Can Assist has just been astonishing. We want to say a very heartfelt thank you to our local community, in thinking of others who may have a need for Can Assist help, at a very challenging time in their lives, coupled with the additional strain of the pandemic.
When circumstances warrant, we support our patients with the cost of items such as: medications related to cancer treatment, travel costs to treatment, respite and night nursing and palliative/end of life care costs. We support approximately an average of 230 patients and families a year and their needs are such that we currently have to raise more than $100,000 per year to cover the services we offer. All money raised in the Highlands is used exclusively for patients in our community, with a very small amount spent on administration. Can Assist Southern Highlands is completely run by volunteers.
If you think you can spare some time to help, why not join us by taking out the $10.00 per annum membership. Simply go to canassist.com.au and select Southern Highlands Branch for membership. You would be most welcome.

Jenny Harper OAM
President
Can Assist Southern Highlands Branch

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🌷🌷🌷 A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY 🌷🌷🌷  Can Assist Southern Highlands was selected as the Tulip Time Festival charity partner for 2020 and owing to Covid restrictions, subsequently the 2021 Tulip Time Festival. Sadly, Covid health restrictions put an end to any Can Assist fund raising events during the term of the Festival again this year.
Consequently, along with all the other event cancellations during the year, this placed pressure on our capacity to provide timely financial assistance to patients in our community who are living with cancer. The Tulip Time Organisers thoughtfully offered to place our donations box at the entrance to Corbett Gardens. Donations by local visitors over the 18 days of the Festival have raised an amazing $8378.45.
The generosity shown to Can Assist has just been astonishing. We want to say a very heartfelt thank you to our local community, in thinking of others who may have a need for Can Assist help, at a very challenging time in their lives, coupled with the additional strain of the pandemic.
When circumstances warrant, we support our patients with the cost of items such as: medications related to cancer treatment, travel costs to treatment, respite and night nursing and palliative/end of life care costs. We support approximately an average of 230 patients and families a year and their needs are such that we currently have to raise more than $100,000 per year to cover the services we offer. All money raised in the Highlands is used exclusively for patients in our community, with a very small amount spent on administration. Can Assist Southern Highlands is completely run by volunteers.
If you think you can spare some time to help, why not join us by taking out the $10.00 per annum membership. Simply go to canassist.com.au and select Southern Highlands Branch for membership. You would be most welcome. 
Jenny Harper OAM
President 
Can Assist Southern Highlands Branch  🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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Congratulations Southern Highland residents, we all loved the quiet tulips this year and Can Assist is such an amazing charity, benefiting so many of our SH residents. My favourite charity… together we can make a difference, support local! 👏👏

This is why we offer assistance to country NSW cancer patients They face additional costs such as travel and accommodation, and we're here to help.

Find out how we can assist you:
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Harbison Charity Golf day

Par-Tee, Harbison invites the Southern Highlands to come together and Par-Tee.

December 10th Harbison is hosting a Charity Golf Day at the Highlands Golf Club.

Funds raised will be going towards supporting Mental Health in the Southern highlands

Tee up with your team of four to help all your mates who may be doing it tough.

Local businesses can Tee up and Par-Tee by sponsoring your hole on the day

It is a four-person Ambrose $400 for a team
$500 to sponsor a hole

8:30 am arrival for 9:30 shotgun start

To register, go to the try booking link
www.trybooking.com/BSMYA
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Harbison Charity  Golf day  Par-Tee, Harbison invites the Southern Highlands to come together and Par-Tee.  December 10th Harbison is hosting a Charity Golf Day at the Highlands Golf Club.  Funds raised will be going towards supporting Mental Health in the Southern highlands  Tee up with your team of four to help all your mates who may be doing it tough.  Local businesses can Tee up and Par-Tee by sponsoring your hole on the day  It is a four-person Ambrose $400 for a team
$500 to sponsor a hole  8:30 am arrival for 9:30 shotgun start  To register, go to the try booking link
https://www.trybooking.com/BSMYA
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Local Resources & Information

Support Services

  • Southern Highlands Cancer Centre:  02 4862 9400 
  • Rare Cancers Australia: 1800 257 600 
  • Southern Highlands Community Transport:  02 4872 3722 
  • Transport to Treatment – T2T: NSW Cancer Council: 13 11 20 
  • Bowral Community Nursing & Palliative Care services: 4861 8000 

CONTACT US

Southern Highlands

PO Box 693
Bowral, NSW 2576
Phone: 0474 647 506
Email: southernhighlands@canassist.org.au

Areas Serviced: Alpine, Avoca, Avon Dam, Aylmerton, Balaclava, Balmoral Village, Bangadilly, Barrallier, Barren Grounds, Belanglo, Berrima, Bong Bong, Boronga, Bowral, Box Hill, Braemar, Bullio, Bundanoon, Burradoo, Burrawang, Buxton (crosses Wollondilly Council), Calwalla, Canyonleigh, Colo Vale, East Bowral, East Kangaloon, Elmwood, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Glencoe, Glenquarry, High Range, Hill Top, Hoddles Cross Roads, Jellore, Joadja, Kangaloon, Kelston, Lake Avon (crosses Wollongong Council), Lower Mittagong, Manchester Square, Mandemar, Medway, Meryla, Milton Park, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Mount Lindsey, Mount Murray, Myra Vale, Nepean Dam, New Berrima, Paddys River, Penrose, Pheasant Ground, Robertson, Rosedale, Sutton Forest, Wanganderry, Wattle Ridge, Welby, Werai, Wildes Meadow, Willow Vale, Wingecarribee, Wingello, Wollondilly, Woodlands, Yarrunga, Yerrinbool