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Cancer Care bowled over by donation

22 Dec 2021


For the Men’s and Women’s groups at Penrith Bowling Club, helping local cancer patients while they compete is just a part of the game. For several years, the groups have fundraised for the Nepean Cancer and Wellness Centre, so far amassing more than $10,000 in donations.

Alongside individual donations, funds are regularly raised through a Penrith Bowling Club rule which states that anyone who bowls a ‘wrong bias’ must add a donation to the fundraising tin. The rule was introduced by Mr Victor Orchard, a patient of the Cancer Centre who sadly passed away.

This year, the groups raised $1,600 for the Nepean Cancer and Wellness Centre.

“We’re always so grateful for the support of the local community,” says Tania Ball, Acting Operations and Service Development Manager at the Cancer Centre.

“We’ve developed a great relationship with the Men’s and Women’s groups at Penrith Bowling Club over the years. We love their passion for helping our patients and to have our Centre incorporated into the rules of their game is just fantastic.”

“Their efforts are a great help in providing additional comfort and care items for the Centre, to help our patients have the best possible experience during their treatment,” Tania says.

Funds from this year’s Penrith Bowling Club donation will go towards creative arts and music therapy programs.