Vol­un­teer­ing a way of life for two sis­ters

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IF there’s one thing that Ebony (19) and Jas­mine (17) Faich­ney are pas­sion­ate about – it’s vol­un­teer­ing.

The Moss­man sis­ters have been lend­ing a hand in the fight against can­cer and vol­un­teer­ing for Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land for as long as they can re­mem­ber.

“Ever since I can re­mem­ber, we’d go out to help mum fundraise and go to her Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Teas,” Ebony said.

“It’s some­thing we’ve al­ways done and it’s a cause we’ve be­come very fond of sup­port­ing.”

Their mum, Jen­nellda, is the chair of Can­cer Coun­cil’s Moss­man vol­un­teer branch and an avid fundraiser.

“Mum has been vol­un­teer­ing for Can­cer Coun­cil since 1982 episod­i­cally, and of­fi­cially for the past 15 years,” Ebony said.

“It’s a cause close to our hearts and some­thing we’re all very pas­sion­ate about.

“We lost our grandma to can­cer when we were young and be­ing in a small town we know a lot of other peo­ple af­fected.”

Ebony said their mo­ti­va­tion for vol­un­teer­ing was strong, and the re­wards were many.

“We’d en­cour­age ev­ery­one to give vol­un­teer­ing a go – whether you can give a lot of time, or just a lit­tle, it all makes a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple af­fected by can­cer,” Ebony said.

“Any­one who is in­ter­ested can get in con­tact via our face- book page, ‘Moss­man Port Dou­glas Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land’, or come along to our next monthly meet­ing on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, 6pm at the Moss­man Bowls Club meet­ing room.”

Do you have a news tip? Con­tact Ed­i­tor Shane Ni­chols on 4099 8555 or shane.ni­chols@news.com.au

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Jas­mine and Ebony Faich­ney off Moss­man, can­cer coun­cil vol­un­teers

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