Redkite support to fly

Nationalcancercharity,Redkite,predictsfinancialassistanceforchildrenandyoungpeopleaffectedbycancerwillbeinhigherdemandthaneverbefore thisholidayseason.
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Karen Reid, Nadia Cherry, Heylen Waqavesi, Melissa Clarke, Brook Kinsela with Coles Cowra’s red kite.

Cowrashopperscanshowtheirsupportforfamiliesaffectedbycanceramidpredictionsthatdemandfor financialassistanceamongcancerpatients couldsoar bymore than20 per centinthe lead up toChristmas.

RedkiteGeneralManagerMarketingandFundraising,MoniqueKeighery,predictedasurgeindemandforsupportcomparedtolastDecember.

“We’reseeingunprecedenteddemandforassistancefromfamiliesfacingtheirchild’scancer thisChristmascomparedtothesameperiodlastyear,”shesaid.

“TheChristmasperiodcanbeareallychallengingtime.Somefamilieswillgetthedevastatingnewsthattheirchildhascancerandhundredsofchildrenwillbeundergoingtreatmentorfacingcancer’simpacts.”

“Bybuyinga$2donationcardatColessupermarketcountersthisfestiveseason,shopperscanhelpchildrenandyoungpeoplewithcancerandtheirfamilieswhentheyneeditmost,” she said.

Coles State General Manager Thinus Keeve encouraged local shoppers tohelp support sick kids and theirfamilies this Christmas.

“Cancertouches theheartsofso manyof our customersandteam membersso wewant to givelocals theopportunity to showtheir supportfor familiesinneed.Every dollar makesadifference to the supporttheyreceive,”he said.

SamanthaGordon, whose daughter Zoe Gordon was diagnosedwithAcuteLymphoblasticLeukaemia, said the support from Redkite wasinvaluable.

“When our family firstsawthe donationcards wethoughttheyweresowonderful, theywere so colourfulandmy kids wantedto buythemto be partof somethingso uplifting,” she said.

“We weren’t aRedkitefamilyatthatstage. Nowthatwe area Redkite family and havereceivedso muchsupport from Redkite,this Colesinitiativehasmeant even more to us.”

FromnowuntilDecember27,Cowrashopperscanbuya$2RedkitedonationcardatColestoprovidefinancialand emotionalsupporttochildrenandyoungpeoplewithcancerandtheirfamilies.

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