Some of the Can Assist volunteers helped out in the furniture pavilion. The widely popular Can Assist garage sales are looking for a new home as the difficult decision was made to demolish the main pavilion. Can Assist volunteers moved some items across to the feature pavilion next to where the furniture garage sale items are stored. The monthly event boosts Can Assist’s funds significantly. “We would not be able to help people in Parkes to the extent that we do without these funds,” said President of Can Assist Parkes, Sylvia Glendenning.
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Parkes Shire cancer patients will benefit from the new partnership between greenslips.com.au and Can Assist Parkes.
Patients in the shire have to travel 100km to Orange, 120km to Dubbo, or 350kms to Sydney for treatment. Most patients use their own car or their family to take them, as it gives a sense of control at a time when they often feel out of control.
Can Assist is there to help with bills and any other tasks that people might need done. It can be a very expensive time and every little bit helps to take some of the pressure off.
greenslips.com.au has provided funding to Can Assist to help keep local cancer patients’ cars on the road when they need them most.
We were able to have a Christmas gathering for volunteers at a dinner at a small club in Parkes.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the meal, the trivia game and time to chat.
Some good elves made the trifles and did the tables. Another elf made a Christmas cake and all guests received a small gift.