Volunteering a way of life for two sisters
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.”
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Jasmine and Ebony Faichney off Mossman, cancer council volunteers