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“The Trust Fund has our full support. We believe that as a community working with a common purpose, we can and will prevail in achieving the objectives of the Trust Fund and of the wider “cancer” community.” Albury Wodonga Prostate Cancer Support Group ”
The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund was established by the Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation to raise money for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
A high level local board from business, industry and government oversees the Trust Fund. The board is responsible for the good governance of the Trust Fund which is also supported by a fundraising, marketing and events manager, a media and communications coordinator, and a team of dedicated fundraisers who sit on a volunteer committee.
With tax deductibility and gift recipient status, the board ensures that donations from individuals and businesses in the community are directed solely to support cancer services in the Albury Wodonga region.
The Trust Fund is fully transparent and accountable to the community through external audits, publication of an annual report and community consultations.
To raise funds to support cancer services in the Albury Wodonga region to provide quality care to patients and families.
Australian and international basketball superstar, Lauren Jackson is the patron of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund. Often referred to as the greatest female basketballer in the world, Lauren grew up in Albury and played her first basketball games at the Albury Sports Stadium now named in her honour.
I am passionate about the quality of life we enjoy here on the Border and am proud to be the Patron of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.
Living in regional Australia should not exclude us from the very best medical treatment, care and facilities. That’s exactly what the regional cancer centre has brought to Albury-Wodonga.
The Trust Fund plays an important role in ensuring the best medical treatment and care is available in our region.
It allows for both individual and corporate donors to give their support and make a real difference to people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends.
Money donated to the Trust Fund provides for specialised equipment, services, research and professional development at our regional cancer centre. It means more cancer patients can remain within their own communities and close to the support of family and friends when they need it the most.
Support for the Trust Fund will complement government funding and help make our cancer centre one of the best in regional Australia.
|Member Name||Organisation||Role on the Board|
|Grant Luff||Managing Director, Border Express||Chairman|
|John Mollison||Manager, Bendigo Bank, Wodonga Branch||Treasurer|
|Michelle Hensel||Teacher’s aide, Hume Public School||Member|
|Anthony Liston||Chief Financial Officer, Hume Transport||Member|
|Kerry Strauch||Manager, Community Programs & Services, The Centre for Continuing Education Wangaratta||Member|
|Dr Craig Underhill||Medical Oncologist, Border Medical Oncology||Member|
|Members in Association|
|Gregory Aplin||Member for Albury, NSW Parliament|
|Robyn Gillis||Albury Wodonga Health|
Fundraising, Marketing and Events Manager
Jane Evans commenced with the Trust Fund in December 2014 on a part-time basis. She brings over 12 years of events and marketing experience to the role in both the public and private sectors. Jane is based at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. Her office days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Jane’s main duties within the Fundraising, Marketing and Events Manager role include:
Media and Communications Coordinator
Sally Evans oversees the media and communications activities of the Trust Fund, including website, social media and a quarterly Shine newsletter. Sally is also the primary point of contact for media enquiries, and can assist with the promotion of activities and events in support of the Trust Fund.