Lithgow Branch held their ABM on 5th August the following members accepted their nomination:- President, Maree Statham, Secretary Lesley Townsend, Treasurer Linda Lingard, Minute Secretary Kay Adams, Liaison Officers, Marilyn Tulley and Anne Anderson, Publicity and Membership Co-ordinator Noela Williams, Fund Raising Officer, Noela Williams, Cynthia Thornton and Olive Ward. OH&S Representative Lesley Townsend.
We haven’t been able to hold fundraising events due to COVID-19 restrictions. We had a lovely surprise from 3 local ladies, who are friends of Can Assist, held an online Facebook auction raising $1200, they came to our October Meeting to present their cheque to our group. President Maree thanked the group for their donation and said the money would go towards helping the charity’s 61 active clients. This will help cancer patients in the Local Government Area with their accommodation, their chemist accounts and lots of other things. We are very excited and grateful for this.
Our group hold social afternoon teas as there is no time to socialize at our meetings, this is a way to get to know each other in an informal situation. 6 members are going to attend a Long Lunch on 31st October. We feel by being out in the public eye it is making our community more aware that assistance is available for Cancer patients in our area.
Hopefully, in November we will be able to have our annual Christmas street stall, our main raffle will be a Lawn Mower which has been donated to our branch which we are most grateful for.