Movie night fun for cancer patients
CANCER patients now have a place to sit back and relax.
Patients at the Cancer Council WA’s (CCWA) Crawford Lodge in Nedlands have access to a new multifunctional theatre room built using funds from the Dry July initiative.
CCWA chief executive Susan Rooney said the funds raised had enabled some exciting additions at the lodge, including soundproofing, reclining chairs, a surround sound system, screen, stage and lighting.
“This is a wonderful room that will allow up to 20 guests to relax in a comfortable environment and unwind and watch a movie, listen to some acoustic music or perhaps take in some live sport on television,” Ms Rooney said.
She said the changes would make a significant difference to the guests.
“We appreciate the support of everyone who went dry in July to help these additions become a reality,” Ms Rooney said.
“They’re directly helping the nearly 4000 country cancer patients who stay in our two lodges each year in Perth while they undergo treatment.”
Cancer Council WA was again one of the beneficiaries of Dry July this year, which raised more than $364,000.
Dry July is the fundraiser that challenges people to go alcoholfree for a month to support adults living with cancer.
Cancer Council WA staff and Crawford Lodge guests enjoy the new theatre room.