About Us

Who is the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund?

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.


Mission – Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund

To raise funds to support cancer services in the Albury Wodonga region to provide quality care to patients and families.

Purpose – Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund
  • To actively promote fund raising opportunities in the community including the establishment of partnership arrangements with appropriate businesses and organisations
  • To invest Trust funds in accordance with accepted government guidelines
  • To liaise closely with the governing body of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre to ascertain need priorities
  • To proactively contribute to improvement in care by providing funds to purchase specialist equipment and resources
  • To stimulate the training of care based professionals by supporting appropriate development programs
  • To support unique projects for further care, particularly research
  • To operate the Trust Fund in accordance with the requirements of the constitution
Our Patron

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.

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Message from Lauren Jackson

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.

Board members
Member Name Organisation Role on the Board
Grant Luff Managing Director, Border Express Chairman
Geoff Smith Secretary
John Mollison Manager, Bendigo Bank, Wodonga Branch Treasurer
Jennifer Black Member
Michelle Hensel Teacher’s aide, Hume Public School Member
Anthony Liston Chief Financial Officer, Hume Transport Member
Doug McRae CEO, Ramsay Health, AW Private Hospital, MV Private Hospital 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:

  • Coordination of Trust Fund events and fundraising activities;
  • Providing advice and advocacy to community organisations who wish to host an event with the purpose of fundraising for the new Cancer Centre; and,
  • Increasing the community’s awareness of the Trust Fund, their mission, purpose and opportunities available to make a donation, and consequently make a difference.

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.