SURPRISE HAMPERS A CHRISTMAS TREAT
FIFTEEN families confronting breast cancer this Christmas were surprised at their door with a festive hamper prepared by Belmont Forum on behalf of Breast Cancer WA.
Shopping centre staff handdelivered the hampers filled with personalised gifts, including fresh food, toys and vouchers, valued at more than $200.
“The festive season can be a difficult time of year for many families and when you are also going through breast cancer, those effects are felt even more,” Breast Cancer Care WA general manager Jillian Shiels said.
The cancer charity has been providing each family with free breast care nursing, counselling and financial assistance.
Belmont Forum marketing manager Julie Elliott said when approached by Breast Cancer Care,centre staff jumped at the chance to help.
“We tailored each hamper to the family’s specific circumstances and surprised the recipients with their goodies just a week before Christmas.”
Cockburn Gateway Shopping City and The Square in Mirrabooka also participated.
Christmas shoppers at all three centres are being offered a gift-wrapping service for a gold-coin donation, with proceeds going to Breast Cancer WA.
Breast Cancer Care WA founder Ros Worthington, Belmont Forum marketing manager Julie Elliott and Coles store manager Christopher Sam with some of the items for the hampers.