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Bega Valley Branch has a fabulous relationship with the local oncology social worker Beverly. Majella and Emma appreciated her time sharing the local issues facing cancer patients.  Majella, Anne and Emma also really enjoyed attending the monthly Bega meeting members and hearing the plans for the up-n-coming Christmas carol event. Particular thanks to Peter and Rhonda for their time.

In November the Bega Valley Can Assist team welcomed visitors upon entry to the Open Garden Day at Warragaburra.

During the COVID19 period from March to November the Book Shop has been closed but the Committee is very happy to announce the Book Shop has been re-opened and is already receiving a steady flow of keen bookworms. Run by local volunteers the shop is open daily from 11am to 3pm. Big thanks to all of them for such great support. The shop will now be welcoming the tourists back as the Christmas Holidays begin.

The upstairs area of the Book Shop has been revamped to create a great new area for a variety of books.  A big thank you to Alison and all the students for their efforts.

Can Assist fundraise

The Ballatherie Poll Merino stud at Hillston and the Peters’ family held a very successful ram sale where there was a total clearance of the 60 single penned rams offered.

A top price of $5,000 and average price of $2,308 was achieved for those rams.

During the 2020 ram sale, the Glenn family bought six rams for an average price of $3,458.

Their selection included a ram at $2000, which proceeds were donated to Hillston CanAssist.

Can Assist Eurobodalla

Can Assist Eurobodalla has received funding from greenslips.com.au to help pay for cancer patients’ green slip insurance.

Through a partnership with www.greenslips.com.au, Can Assist Eurobodalla has funding to help ease that burden. The comparative CTP insurance site knows the cost of CTP car insurance. It recognises the benefits of keeping local cancer patients’ cars on the road, when they need them most.

“Our local cancer patients can’t get to treatment if they can’t travel. The main objective is getting people to treatment in Canberra, Nowra or Bega. This injection of funding means we can do more. With the green slip covered by greenslips.com.au we can give them other assistance. People are affected in different ways so we need to support them in different ways,” said Yvonne Scott, Can Assist Eurobodalla Patient Assistant Officer.

Can Assist DENILIQUIN

Deniliquin Can Assist has not been alone in having to think differently about fundraising over the past few months. The key annual fundraiser, ‘Christmas in July’, had to be cancelled due to restrictions on gatherings and the committee have spent many a Zoom meeting coming up with alternatives. Through a partnership with a local business, Deniliquin Bakery, the Deniliquin branch ran a pie drive that raised over $1,550. Ordering could be done online and volunteers ensured that pick up was COVID-safe. The local TOMRA Return and Earn continues to provide support with locals who recycle their containers able to donate their refund to Deniliquin Can Assist. From April to August this has resulted in not only $241.20 being donated but also an impressive 2,412 containers being recycled.

IMAGE CAPTION: Ava showing how easy it is to recycle containers through TOMRA Return and Earn. Photographer Alanna Raper