Serendipity delighted with community support

Radiation raisers: Cancer Centre radiation therapists Deanna Chapman and Katelyn Williams flank radiation physicist Sally McKinnon during Serendipity's Red Bucket day.

Radiation raisers: Cancer Centre radiation therapists Deanna Chapman and Katelyn Williams flank radiation physicist Sally McKinnon during Serendipity's Red Bucket day.

The Serendipity Committee were “delighted” by the community’s response to their annual Red Bucket charity day last weekend.

The local volunteer committee, focused on advocacy for local women with breast cancer, raised over $8000, and on Wednesday afternoon still had more donations yet to be counted.

President Liney Manning said it was wonderful to get such a great response from the Tamworth community.

“We had 40 committee members out and about on Saturday morning, and a couple of us did a round of the pubs on Friday night as well,” Mrs Manning said.

“Any amount is a good result but this year was amazing.” 

“We don’t have any major projects coming up that the money will go towards but we always have ongoing commitments like the support of Inala House, gowns and magazines for the Cancer Centre, and Moogoo for the Oncology Department, so this will help keep us going.” 

“Profile has been lifted since winning the battle to get a McGrath nurse posting in Tamworth earlier this year.”

Recently the committee spearheaded a successful campaign for Tamworth to receive the services of a McGrath Foundation breast care nurse.

Applications for the position closed on Wednesday, with Serendipity hopeful that the right candidate will begin the role in the upcoming months.

“It is exciting for Tamworth and the region,” Mrs Manning said.