THE Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust has made a $50,000 donation to the Pink Finss Charity to support the work that Pink Finss is doing in the Hawkesbury community.
Sharing similar objectives, both the Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust and the Pink Finss were established to cater for those in the community diagnosed with cancer.
Now that the Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust has achieved its goal of opening an oncology unit in the Hawkesbury, the trustees have decided to help Pink Finss make a difference on the ground to those in the community who are affected by cancer.
"What we love about the Pink Finss is that they make a real difference to the everyday stresses of life when a family receives a cancer diagnosis," said Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust Trustee, Vivienne Leggett.
"They make a practical difference by offering things like cleaning, gardening and meals, but they also make a difference emotionally by holding monthly support group meetings which are like no other in the Hawkesbury.
"The Pink Finss offer a personal service to the whole family, not just the woman diagnosed, and that is what sets them apart from other charities."
According to Pink Finss Founder, Jodie Amor, the $50,000 donation will go a long way towards helping many families in the community.
"We have been providing this service to the Hawkesbury for almost 10 years and are fully funded by the community and our fundraising events," Ms Amor said.
"The donation will mean that we can continue to offer the services that we do, knowing that some of our major expenses are covered for the next 12 months.
"In the last week alone we have received requests for help from four ladies from the Hawkesbury who have been diagnosed with cancer and we love that we are able to support these women and their families locally and make a positive impact at such a difficult time in their lives."
Hawkesbury Living in conjunction with Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust are also purchasing a vehicle for transportation which Pink Finss can utilise for any of their ladies who are needing transportation to and from medical appointments.
To learn more about the Pink Finss go to www.pinkfinss.com.au.
Picture: (L-R) Maryann Jenkins, Marketing Manager Richmond Club Group; Jodie Amor, Pink Finss Charity Founder; Vivienne Leggett, Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust Trustee; Kimberley Talbot, Group CEO Richmond Club, Hawkesbury Living Cancer Trust Trustee; Maria Miller, Pink Finss Charity General Manager; and Kym Burton, Pink Finss Charity Community & Business Manager.