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Thoughtful donation bringing smiles to cancer care patients

21 Sep 2020

 

A lived experience of the patient journey through the Nepean Cancer Care Centre was the inspiration for a thoughtful donation by the Lion’s Club of Emu Plains.

The Club donated Hair Depot vouchers for men’s and ladies cuts and fresh new magazines for the Centre’s waiting room.

Former patient and Club member Steven Wallace was determined to make a difference after completing his treatment. He is the driving force behind the donation and made it his personal goal to give something meaningful back.

“I approached donors with the focus of helping individuals and they donated knowing that the individuals would see the benefit. It’s more personal I think,” says Steven.

“For me it’s knowing what I went through and understanding what others are going through. It means a lot to me and keeps me going to give back to the patients and staff. Knowing that I can put a smile on someone’s face – it’s worth it.”

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Staff from the Centre always appreciate the generosity of the Lion’s Club. The Centre’s acting Operations and Service Manager Tania Ball says, “Having these little surprises for someone that’s going through cancer and having to come here every day can make such a big difference in their life.”

The Lion’s Club also presented a cheque for $500 which will go towards an item on the Centre’s wishlist to improve the patient experience.