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Can Assist Bathurst will be able to bring a little joy to local patients battling cancer this festive season, after a successful Christmas luncheon fundraiser.

More than 120 people attended the event at the Bathurst RSL of November 16, 2023, and thanks to their generous donations the not-for-profit organisation now has an extra $3757 to support cancer patients living in the 2795 postcode.

Ms Croaker said the luncheon wasn’t specifically about raising money, it was about inviting the community to join Can Assist for a lovely meal and spreading the word about what the organisation does.

“We’re totally dependent on community help. We don’t get any funding from the government and we don’t get any funding from the donations that go to Daffodil Cottage, even though we do liaise very closely with Daffodil Cottage because most of the claims come from there.

“We want to make awareness in the community so they know we’re here and all the money we raise goes to the patients, none of it goes anywhere else.”

Ms Croaker thanked the RSL for its wonderful hospitality and gave a huge shout out to all who donated some money.

Whether it’s helping cover medical costs, electricity and water bills, or adding features to a patients house make their home a little more comfortable during their cancer treatment, all of the donations received are extremely appreciated by the Can Assist team and the residents who receive the financial help.

Bathurst Can Assist recently hosted a high tea at the scenic Abercrombie House, with all money raised through ticket sales going towards helping cancer patients.

“We set the fee of the ticket price only for the high tea,” Can Assist Bathurst President Gen Croaker said.

“We’ve had no fundraising other than that to let people know we’re not trying to get every cent out of them, it’s to give a little bit back.”


Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing Club will this year raise funds for Can Assist

While this year’s Bathurst Cup meeting will be restricted to just 300 people, Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing will be donating a portion of its gate and bar takings to the charity.

Ray White Emms Mooney has already got the ball rolling, donating $1,500 to Can Assist. Can Assist president Gen Croaker said any kind of support or donation is “greatly appreciated”.

They have also been granted assistance from Essential Energy Community Choices and greenslips.com.au.