Coalfields Cancer Support Group


I acknowledge the Coalfields Cancer Support Group for the wonderful fundraising work they do, with proceeds being donated to Newcastle’s Calvary Mater Hospital for research equipment. The group was established in 1999 and all its members have been touched by cancer in some way. The group has a goal of raising $500,000 for the Calvary Mater Hospital, and they are closing in on it. Over the past 10 years they have raised $418,500. Every member is a volunteer and money is raised mainly through raffles, bus trips, selling crocheted rugs, and social evenings and donations. Some of this group’s wonderful committee are: Marie Main, president; Mary Kennedy, assistant president; Barbara Merrick, treasurer; and Laurel Mears, secretary.