NEWS

Our Lodge

Since opening our second stage on the 14th January 2014, our lodge has been running to capacity. Bookings for accommodation are essential. Contact the Lodge as soon as you have confirmed dates for treatment. 

Overnight accommodation is also available on weekends. Ring the Lodge for accommodation enquiries. On weekends you will be connected to one of our volunteers.

Guests from many areas from country NSW, some from Sydney and some from the lower Blue Mountains have stayed with us.


CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT

Cancer Care Western NSW provided establishment funding for the Clinical Trials Unit at Orange Health Service for 3 years.

The Unit is now independent. It services the Central West and Orange are. The Trials Unit is working to assist and access patients in remote areas using ‘teletrials’ through the Telehealth Systems.

Thank you to all our donors for supporting the establishment and Funding of the Clinical Trials Unit.
$300,000 was raised to establish the Unit and to provide operating costs for 3 years. The
Unit is now self-supporting and proudly acknowledged by the Orange Health Service.

Congratulations to Dr Rob Zielinski, Director of the Central West Cancer Care Centre’s Clinical Trials Unit and School of Rural Health alumnus, who was awarded Clinical Research Leader of the Year for leading a NSW-first scheme to provide rural patients with access to new and potentially life-saving cancer treatments.

We're so proud of you! Click here to read the full article.

Thank you to Central West Radiology

A big thank you to the team at Central West Radiology. A great effort for such a small group to raise $840 during breast cancer awareness month. It was a pleasure to show Nicole Evans the Operations Manager Central West Radiology some of the easy chairs their donation assisted with the purchase of.


2020 Emu's Roadrunners Motorcycle Charity Ride 

Saturday March 7th 2020. Join us for this family day out - cars also welcome!

We encourage you and your friends to participate in the 2020 Emus Roadrunners Motorcycle Charity Ride.

We are so extremely grateful to the Roadrunners for supporting Cancer Care Western NSW and Western Care lodge for the past 11 years.

Team leaders Peter Roberts and Brian Ripps have participated each year along with the support of their families and friends along the way. It has always been a wonderful family friendly day out.

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A Big Thank you

Brothers IV Brothers with Knox Old Boys and EMUS RUGBY UNION (ORANGE) CLUBS

Many, many thanks go to Bryn and Jason Robertson (Brothers IV Brothers), Knox Legends, Emus Legends and Orange Emus Rugby Club for their continued support. This year the “Rock for a Cure” event raised more than $65,000 which will be divided between Western Care Lodge and the Clinical Trials Unit at the Orange Health Service. We are so extremely grateful for their support and continued hard work to put on such a great afternoon of rugby and a great night of rock and roll. 

Click here to find our more about the Brothers IV Brothers fundraising events.


2019 Cruisin' Along Rally

Another great Crusin' Along Rally was completed in March 2019 with the support of the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak. The fun filled 2,500km journey took 8 days with 20 car participants travelling to Sandy Hollow, Gloucester, Wauchope, Dorrigo, Glenn Innes, Narrabri and Nyngan. Taking their fundraising for our Lodge to over an incredible $600,000. Thank you!

Thank you dinner for our Volunteers

Staff at Western Care Lodge recently hosted a dinner and music for 40 volunteers who support the Lodge on weekends.

A delicious meal was prepared on site by our manager Sue Vaughan who supported by the staff. An amazing set up on the tables added to the fare with an additional visual feast.

Sue commented “it was a joy to cook in such a great commercial sized kitchen”. The night culminated with small gifts to the volunteers.


Don't forget to follow us on Facebook. A big thank you to our supporters and a special thanks to our guests who have written such wonderful testimonials.