A FUNDRAISING downturn has been blamed for a round of job cuts facing the NSW Cancer Council.
It has been reported up to 30 jobs will be cut from regional NSW offices.
A spokesperson for the charity said to was too early to say how many jobs would be lost from Tamworth’s branch.
Charities, across-the-board, have felt the pinch with recent surveys revealing the number of people who donate to charities dropping significantly in the last decade.
The local Cancer Council branch is in the midst of its annual Dance for Cancer fundraising drive.
“Over the last year, Cancer Council NSW has experienced a significant decline in fundraising income, which is an issue being faced across the charity sector,” a spokesperson said.
“Given the tough financial environment, we’ve had to make some necessary changes to ensure the long-term sustainability of our organisation.”
Earlier this year, the Tamworth Relay for Life organisers admitted it was becoming challenging to raise funds with more charities on the scene asking people to reach in to their pockets.
It’s unclear how many redundancies will be made in the region.
“It’s too early to confirm the exact number of redundancies as we’re still working through the changes, and we’re committed to working with the staff affected to secure redeployment opportunities wherever possible,” a spokesperson said.
“All the changes are designed to minimise impact on our local communities, and their access to the services we provide.”
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