Driver Coordinator/ Transport: Phone number 0429 624 375
P.O. Box 2147 Rosebud Plaza Rosebud 3939, Victoria, Australia.
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ABOUT US - A Brief History
The Southern Peninsula Cancer Support Group is celebrating 30 years of serving the cancer patients and families of our community by providing practical and emotional support.
Sister Carmel McFaull started the support group in response to a call from a nurse 30 years ago, who was worried about a young mother of three using public transport for three and a half hours to travel with her children to Peter McCallum Cancer Treatment Centre in Melbourne, receiving radiation treatment and travelling all the way back to the Peninsula. The stress, tiredness, cost and worry of travelling so far with three young children over a six week period was not an ideal circumstance to cope with treatment and recover from cancer.
And thus the Southern Peninsula Cancer Support Group was born as Sister Carmel gathered around her volunteer drivers and like minded people such as the long serving Max Everett and Ruth Denton.
The Southern Peninsula Cancer Support Group is an incorporated and not for profit organisation accredited by the Cancer Council of Victoria.
The Southern Peninsula Cancer Support Group extends its care from Portsea to Mornington and across to Flinders including Red Hill.
Patients are referred to the group by their Doctor or Specialist, the treatment hospitals and by word of mouth from others who have been helped by the service.
The group has not received grants or funding and does not spend its human and time resources on fundraising- a decision made from the very outset.
The local community – Service Clubs [ Rotary, Lions] sporting groups, community and private organizations and individuals have adopted the group and their financial support has been extraordinary.
Without this support and the volunteer drivers who give of their time so generously, the support group could never be able to help so many in such a practical way.
The service has provided support to many hundreds of patients each year for 30 years