Your Dry July fundraising is helping Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital fund projects and equipment for people affected by cancer

Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge and supporting Calvary Mater Newcastle this year. We are delighted to announce that with your help Calvary Mater Newcastle raised an astounding $27,113.

We are beyond grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication. By taking part in Dry July, you’ve enabled the hospital to fund projects and equipment that assist our patients, their families and carers, toward a more comfortable experience during and following their cancer treatment. 

Your fundraising for Dry July this year has enabled Calvary Mater Newcastle to purchase

• New assistive equipment and pressure care items for the hospital’s Oncology Loan Pool Equipment. The Oncology Loan Pool provides free short term loan equipment to assist patients when they are discharged home or supports them to remain at home while receiving cancer treatment. These specialised equipment items are aimed at maximising a patient’s independence and safety, reduce the impact of symptoms (e.g. pain, breathlessness, pressure injuries), assist with supporting carers with fulfilling their carer role safely and enable patient’s to remain at home for as long as possible. Undergoing treatment and recovery from cancer can be a financially challenging time, and having access to the free Oncology Loan Pool assists in alleviating some of this burden.

• Five new adjustable high-level chairs for the Medical Centre Waiting Room.

As you can see, this funding will allow us to update and enhance a wide variety of equipment that will help make our patient’s more comfortable. The impact your dedication and generosity has had by participating in Dry July cannot be underestimated.

On behalf of all the patients and staff at Calvary Mater Newcastle, we would like to thank you for your support and contribution to making a positive difference in the lives of people living with cancer.