Call for shop­pers to aid can­cer cause

Midwest Times - - CHARITIES -

Ger­ald­ton shop­pers can help fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer through na­tional char­ity Red­kite.

From now un­til Boxing Day, cus­tomers can ei­ther pur­chase a $2 Red­kite do­na­tion card at Coles, Ger­ald­ton, or a $1 Coles gin­ger­bread man, with 20¢ from every sale go­ing di­rectly to Red­kite. Red­kite fundrais­ing head Iso­bel Lind­ley said can­cer made Christ­mas a dif­fi­cult time for too many fam­i­lies and the ap­peal would pro­vide fi­nan­cial sup­port.

“Un­for­tu­nately, can­cer doesn’t stop at Christ­mas and the pres­sure on fam­i­lies can be height­ened when a child or young per­son is in hos­pi­tal or very sick,” she said.

Red­kite es­ti­mates de­mand for sup­port will in­crease by 25 per cent in WA this month and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for chil­dren and young peo­ple af­fected by can­cer will be in higher de­mand be­cause of ris­ing travel and liv­ing costs.

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