Communities throughout the Border and North East are urged to shake off the winter blues and get behind the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund’s major fundraiser this September.
Sunshine Week will run from Saturday, September 15 to Saturday, September 22 with the main activities to include a family fun day and Rutherglen wine tour.
But schools, businesses, sporting clubs and community groups are encouraged to get involved now by making plans for a fundraising event of their own.
Trust Fund board member Colleen Gorman said last year, Sunshine Week raised $43,000 with the help of 40 community and individual events.
This funding was used to pay for new life saving medical equipment, staff training, cancer research and the operation of the Wellness Centre.
“It can be as simple as organising a morning tea, sausage sizzle or coloured clothes day, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, then perhaps you could coordinate a fashion parade, movie night or open garden,” Mrs Gorman said.
“Whatever it is, and whatever amount you raise, will help us to make a genuine difference to the lives of cancer patients in our community.”