Pros­ton QCWA gifts will com­fort can­cer pa­tients

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

PROS­TON Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers have given the gift of com­fort to breast can­cer sur­vivors.

Public­ity of­fi­cer Ju­dith Marek said the or­gan­i­sa­tion pre­sented 16 pil­lows to South Bur­nett McGrath Breast Care on Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 7.

“It was our lo­cal com­mu­nity nurse who came and ap­proached us and asked if we could do this,” Mrs Marek said.

“We took it to the mem­bers in the meet­ing and said right let’s go.

“Every­one was more than happy to be in­volved.”

Mrs Marek said the project was per­sonal for some mem­bers of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“We do have a num­ber of mem­bers who will at­test first hand, who have been through breast can­cer op­er­a­tions who have used these cush­ions,” she said.

“They knew they were a very ben­e­fi­cial item and very help­ful to pa­tients.”

Mrs Marek said the club had re­ceived a strong re­cep­tion to the project.

“Well I have just looked at the Face­book re­sponses and there has been a lot of peo­ple say­ing won­der­ful and good job, very car­ing to the com­mu­nity, it’s been well re­ceived,” she said.

“That’s what we’re there for, we like to do what­ever we can to help the com­mu­nity.

“We also do things like mak­ing bean­ies and do­nat­ing them to chemo­ther­apy wards.

“That’s who we are, that’s we try to do, we care for a lot of dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions and peo­ple in need. “We are there to help.” Mrs Marek said they were cur­rently mak­ing more cush­ions.

“There are some un­der way at the mo­ment, but as they are made over a pe­riod, we’re not sure how long they will take,” she said.

“We’ve had group ses­sions, some do sewing, oth­ers do cut­ting out.

“It’s go­ing to be done as of­ten as we can, but it de­pends on the need and how many oth­ers are giv­ing.

“The Can­cer Coun­cil and foun­da­tion have peo­ple who do this too.

“We are not all young peo­ple, our age catches up with us.

“We can only do so much with what we try to do.”

Mrs Marek said the Pros­ton QCWA held its meet­ings on the first Mon­day of the month and held craft days ev­ery other Mon­day.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CRAFTY GALS: Ros Mel­meth, Eileen Vos, Val Klein and Ju­dith Marek from the Pros­ton QCWA.

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