2018 Campaign Funds go towards Comfortable Wheelchairs, Garden Therapy and new Kitchen Supplies
Funds raised during the 2018 Dry July Campaign are being put to good use at North West Cancer Centre, Tamworth.
Plants, seeds and equipment have been purchased for the garden area at Inala House where patients can be distracted by taking part in some gardening therapy. Pictured are patients planting out and adding to the existing vege patch.
Replacing wheelchairs at Inala House was also a top priority this year. The new wheelchairs will be purchased early in 2019. Kitchen appliances are also being updated thanks to the funds and so cooking in the centre will be more enjoyable too.
A new vehicle making a fleet of two - Thanks to Dry July
Thanks to fund raised through Dry July, Inala House in Tamworth have been able to purchase a second vehicle for their transport to treatment program.
The transport to treatment service is available to guests staying at Inala House in Tamworth, and transports patients who live within a 100km radius of North West Cancer Centre.
Transport to Treatment Service in Tamworth
A transport to treatment service is now available to guests staying at Inala House in Tamworth, and will also soon begin transporting patients who live within a 100km radius of North West Cancer Centre. The service is currently supported by 6 volunteers drivers and the vehicle (pictured below with the iconic Tamworth Golden Guitar) was purchased using funds from Dry July.The first 2 clients (pictured here) for the new service were:
- Sharon from Moree who stayed at Inala House for 6 weeks and was transported to and from treatment each day as well as to weekly shopping trips or any other necessary appointments while she stayed in Tamworth
- Alan from Inverell who also stayed for about 5-6 weeks and was transported to and from treatment and to other necessary appointments or shopping