Young-Boorowa BRANCH

Murrumbidgee Region

Assisting our community, locally…

ABOUT US

Can Assist Young and Boorowa was formed in 1988. The branch raises funds to provide financial assistance to people in our local community who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Areas Serviced: Ashville, Berthong, Boorowa, Bribbaree, Bulla Creek, Burrangong, Frogmore, Goba Creek, Godfreys Creek, Kenyu, Kikiamah, Maimuru, Memagong, Milvale, Monteagle, Murringo, Reids Flat, Rye Park, Taylors Flat, Thuddungra, Tubbul, Weedallion, Yannawah, Young

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.

Lilier Lodge

Accommodation Assistance

Lilier Lodge provides accommodation for people undergoing cancer treatment at nearby facilities including the Riverina Cancer Care Centre, Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and Calvary Hospital.

Purpose built by Can Assist and the Cancer Council NSW, with the support of local and regional communities, it is managed by Can Assist. The 21 bed lodge is a warm and supportive home away from home.

Our Supporters

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

Upcoming Events

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18 hours ago
Can Assist

This is Lucy.

Lucy is 5 years old and was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Her closest access to treatment was in Sydney; 450km away from her home.

Her parents, Belle and Mitch, share Lucy's journey—from her first scans to her surgery to remove the tumour. When their world was turned upside down, Can Assist supported Belle and Mitch both emotional and financially. The fuel vouchers for their trips to Sydney and assistance with utility bills helped to alleviate some of the stresses for the family. They were not alone.

Your donation ensures country families like Lucy's receive the support they need as they navigate access to their treatment and care. Join us in making a difference today. 💛

#canassist #cancerassistance #cancersupport #countrynsw
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2 days ago
Can Assist

Cancer doesn’t just affect one, it casts it shadow across the family.

When specialised care is only available in distant medical facilities, the prolonged stays away from home compounds the already challenging journey, both for the patient and loved ones.

Discover Melinda's story of how cancer affected her family in Narromine and the challenges faced by rural families that Sydneysiders don’t have to contemplate.

Cancer is hard. Cancer in the country is harder.

Donate to Can Assist today 💛

#canassist #cancerassistance #cancersupport #countrynsw
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3 days ago
Can Assist

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mothers out there. And to the brave country women facing cancer, your strength and love shines through, even in the toughest of times.

Today, we celebrate you and all that you do. 💛

#CanAssist #CancerAssistance #MothersDayAus
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mothers out there. And to the brave country women facing cancer, your strength and love shines through, even in the toughest of times. 
Today, we celebrate you and all that you do. 💛
#CanAssist #CancerAssistance #MothersDayAus
5 days ago
Can Assist

Thank you to the Mayor of Wagga Wagga for recognising the contribution Lilier Lodge has made to the community and honouring the community of volunteers who support Lilier Lodge.

Lilier Lodge, our accommodation facility in Wagga Wagga, turns 20 this month. The Lodge has been a game changer for both the cancer patient and their carer who need to travel to Wagga Wagga and stay away from home whilst receiving treatment.

We are blessed that the community continues to support us and together we are able to provide a safe haven home away from home for many when at their most vulnerable both physically and emotionally.

#canassist #cancersupport #countrynsw
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Thank you to the Mayor of Wagga Wagga for recognising the contribution Lilier Lodge has made to the community  and honouring the community of volunteers who support Lilier Lodge.
Lilier Lodge, our accommodation facility in Wagga Wagga, turns 20 this month.  The Lodge has been a game changer for both the cancer patient and their carer who need to travel to Wagga Wagga and stay away from home whilst receiving treatment. 
We are blessed that the community continues to support us and together we are able to provide a safe haven home away from home for many when at their most vulnerable both physically and emotionally.
#CanAssist #CancerSupport #CountryNSW
6 days ago
Can Assist

This year, join Melinda and Can Assist in honouring mothers everywhere by giving back to those in need. 💛

Your donation can provide crucial support to country cancer patients and their families, ensuring they receive the care and assistance they deserve.

Click the link in below to make a donation today and make a meaningful impact.
www.mycause.com.au/page/344152/can-assist-mothers-day-appeal-2024

#canassist #mothersday #cancercharity #countrynsw #melindagainsfordtaylor
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7 days ago
Can Assist

We're incredibly grateful to have Melinda share our story on Sunrise.💛 Melinda Gainsford-Taylor

Thank you Melinda, for volunteering your time and passion to make a difference and a huge thanks to @sunriseon7 for giving us the chance to shine a light on Can Assist and the incredible efforts of our volunteers!

Head to the link below to watch Melinda on Sunrise!

7news.com.au/video/lifestyle/melinda-gainsford-taylor-discusses-her-familys-health-battle-bc-6352...
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Local Resources & Information

Accommodation Services

Lilier Lodge
Located in Wagga Wagga, Lilier Lodge provides relaxing and homely accommodation for people undergoing cancer treatment to nearby facilities. They understand the specific needs of cancer patients and their carers.

CONTACT US

Young-Boorowa

PO Box 1521
Young, NSW 2594
Phone: +612 6382 5441
Email: young@canassist.org.au

Areas Serviced: Ashville, Berthong, Boorowa, Bribbaree, Bulla Creek, Burrangong, Frogmore, Goba Creek, Godfreys Creek, Kenyu, Kikiamah, Maimuru, Memagong, Milvale, Monteagle, Murringo, Reids Flat, Rye Park, Taylors Flat, Thuddungra, Tubbul, Weedallion, Yannawah, Young