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It is with great pleasure that I invite you to learn more about the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre (AWRCC), and encourage you to get involved in this brilliant, local fundraising week.

The reality is that there are so many charities out there promoting themselves and asking for donations (with 99% of them being legitimate, worthwhile causes) that many people can be put off donating at all because the market seems saturated with a ‘charity overload’ often occurring. So why would you choose to support us over all the others?

The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund’s point of difference is that we are a 100% local charity organisation supporting a vital local service where 100% of the donations received will stay in our own community and help our family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who may be going through the cancer journey.

Sunshine Week will be held from Sunday 17th September to Saturday 23rd September 2017. Our goal is to see every workplace, educational institution, sporting club and community group in the Albury Wodonga region shaking off the winter blues, embracing the sunshine and raising vital funds for our Cancer Centre.

If you would like to help us to make a genuine difference to the lives of people in our community, then it’s really easy - just chat to your work colleagues, school mates or group of friends, get them on board. Go to the Sunshine Week website: sunshineweek.com.au click on the GET INVOLVED tab and go to REGISTER AN EVENT to get started or call 02 6064 1538.

Alternatively, check the website for some fabulously fun events that we will be coordinating throughout Sunshine Week so come along to one of these to show your support.

Sunshine Week is a unique opportunity to keep your valuable donations local and we are extremely grateful for your support. We have put together this manual to provide appropriate guidance when organising an event during Sunshine Week. The process can be daunting and overwhelming but hopefully this guide will assist you to make the experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

So good luck! Happy reading and we look forward to partnering with you because with your support we shine.

Grant Luff

Grant Luff
Chairperson of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund

100% of the monies raised will stay in our community and help our family, friends, colleagues, and neighbours who may be going through cancer.

HOW YOUR EVENT DONATIONS WILL BE USED

Government funding will only provide a certain level of service. If the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre is to be a first class, proactive and formidable cancer facility we must source and manage the extra funds ourselves. The more funds we can secure, the better the service we are able to provide to the people of the wider Albury Wodonga region.

With this in mind, the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund will allocate donations to the service area most in need.

Some examples of how your donation will be used include:

  • The purchase of new life-saving cancer equipment and the ongoing maintenance or upgrading of essential cancer equipment
  • Professional development programs and training for staff in the latest technology
  • Supporting cancer research through clinical trials
  • Supporting other unique cancer related projects such as fitting out the Wellness Centre and the dedicated children’s treatment space.

CORPORATE FRIENDS

Sunshine Week simply wouldn't be possible without the amazing support of so many community-minded individuals and businesses. We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their Sunshine Week contributions:

• Albury & Border Rescue Squad
• Albury Police
• Albury Sound & Lighting
• Apex Club of Wodonga
• Arty Pants Entertainment
• Australian Defence Force
• Bowens Entertainment
• Border Bouncy Castles
• Brown Brothers
• Captain Pete (Peter Klein)
• Chelsea Macpherson Photography
• Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala
• Dysons
• Groove Addiction
• Hayley Jensen and band
• Kinross Woolshed Hotel
• Marshall Fireworks
• Master King Security
• Miss Amelie
• Mitta Mitta Pub
• Myer Centrepoint
• Peards Albury
• Quality Resort Siesta
• Quest Albury
• Skylift Hire Lavington
• The Good Guys Albury
• Thurgoona Fire Brigade
• Vicinity Centres
• Zokky the Kangaroo

Our Shine supporters at the cancer centre have delivered a clear message that they have a genuine commitment to supporting the local community where we live and work. They are helping us to change the lives of people in our region and we express a deep appreciation to them for their support of this vital local health facility.

Border Express
Commercial Club Albury
Green Homes Australia
2AY
Joss Group
Dutch Media
Rivalea
Xypex
Rotary Club of Bellbridge Lake Hume
SS&A
Twin City Truck Centre
Specialty Press
Alb city
McDonalds
Rotary Club of Bellbridge Lake Hume
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Hume Transport
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FAQ'S

Sunshine Week will be held from Sunday 17th September to Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Our goal is to see every workplace, educational institution, sporting club and community group in the Albury Wodonga region shaking off the winter blues, embracing the sunshine and raising vital funds for our Cancer Centre. Visit About Sunshine Week for more information.

The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre houses the most modern cancer treatment facilities of the day and unites cancer services under one roof offering a place to educate, support, research, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.

The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre includes:

  • 30 inpatient beds
  • 30 chair day chemotherapy facility
  • 3 radiotherapy bunkers
  • 17 medical consulting rooms
  • An education and training facility
  • A ‘Wellness Centre’
  • 2 paediatric treatment chairs connected to the current paediatric unit
  • A PET/CT scanner facility on the Albury Hospital site

Government funding will only provide a certain level of service. If the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre is to be a first class, proactive and formidable cancer facility we must source and manage the extra funds ourselves. The more funds we can secure, the better the service we are able to provide to the
people of the wider Albury Wodonga region.

With this in mind, the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund will allocate donations to the service area most in need.

Some examples of how your donation will be used include:

  • The purchase of new life saving cancer equipment and the ongoing maintenance or upgrading of essential cancer equipment
  • Professional development programs and training for staff in the latest technology
  • Supporting cancer research through clinical trials
  • Supporting other unique cancer related projects such as fitting out the Wellness Centre and the dedicated children’s treatment space.

Why not use a good cause like funding the regional cancer centre as an excuse to get together with friends, family, work colleagues and the community this Sunshine Week and Host An Event.

Alternatively, why not attend one of the community events which will take place during Sunshine Week - more details here Community Events.

It’s simple! Once you’ve finalised most of the details, just jump on the Sunshine Week website (www.sunshineweek.com.au), click on the ‘Register an Event’ tab and type away. Within 48 hours of registering, our Fundraising Manager will be in touch to forward you our;

  • downloadable invites
  • event poster so you can display these around your workplace or school
  • cardboard foldable donation boxes to place on the table on the day to collect donations

and any other information you may require.

Yes! We’d love to receive your kind donation and are most grateful for your support. Here’s how:

  1. Online- simply pay securely by credit card at sunshineweek.com.au OR
    awcancertrust.org.au/make-a-donation/
  2. Deposit your donations at your local bank in to our account:
    Bank: Bendigo Bank
    Account: Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund Inc.
    BSB: 633-000
    Account No: 150854123
  3. Pay by cheque to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund and post to:
    PO Box 479 Albury NSW 2640.
  4. Hand over the donation in person to our Fundraising Manager who is located at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre, Borella Road Albury. Simply make an appointment by calling 02 6064 1538

Our point of difference is that we are a 100% local charity organisation supporting a vital local service where 100% of the monies raised will stay in our own community and help our family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who may be going through the cancer journey.

Albury Cancer Centre

ALBURY REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE

The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre houses the most modern cancer treatment facilities of the day. Built adjacent to the Albury hospital facing Borella Road, the AWRCC unites cancer services under one roof offering a place to educate, support, research, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer.

Facilities include a day oncology unit for chemotherapy treatment, 3 radiotherapy bunkers for the provision of radiation therapy, a 30 bed inpatient ward, a ‘Wellness Centre’, dedicated children’s treatment space, 17 consulting rooms, and a pharmacy. The heart of the AWRCC is those who staff it . . . permanent cancer professionals with the skills we need in Albury Wodonga. Walk through landscaped gardens to the nearby Hilltop Patient and Carer Accommodation Centre and you will see we finally have the facilities we deserve.

Read more about the Albury Regional Cancer Centre on their website: awcancertrust.org.au.