Charitable Organisations

Community

Victor Harbor Farmers Market enjoys working with community groups and charities. It's a great way of getting to know people and learning about all the good work that takes place. Below are a few photos and unsung heroes of society.


Southern Fleurieu
Cancer Support Group

CONTACT:

Carrickalinga House
17 Torrens Street
Victor Harbor, SA 5211
08 8552 9304
cancersupport@internode.on.net
www.countrycancersupport.com.au
PO Box 330 Victor Harbor, SA 5211
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm

The Southern Fleurieu Cancer Support Centre is manned by volunteers and is open between 10am - 4pm every week day. We offer a range of services including drop in/chat/ information service, general cancer support group, breast cancer support group, meditation group by appointment, men's cancer support group, craft group, library (books, tapes, DVD's), wig service, prosthesis service, transport to Adelaide for patients to attend treatment and other specialist appointments. Southern Fleurieu Cancer Support Group

Fundraising is another large part of our work.
New members and visitors welcome.

How we can help ...

  • Social support
  • Transport
  • Information/ referral

Relay for Life
Cancer Council

CONTACT:

Claire Fuller
General inquiries: 1300 65 65 85
Volunteer inquiries: 1300 65 65 85
c-fuller@bigpond.com

www.relayforlife.org.au
www.cancer.org.au

Relay for Life logo

Relay for LifeRelay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams of 10-15 participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for Cancer Council.

The event brings the whole community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance.

Each Relay For Life event is organised by a local volunteer organising committee on behalf of Cancer Council

Anyone interested can ring Claire Fuller and have a chat on 0411282955.


Bradley's Place and the
Childhood Cancer Association

CONTACT:

Shirley Fryer
Family Service Administrator
Childhood Cancer Association
Phone 08 8239 2211

shirley.fryer@childhoodcancer.asn.au
www.childhoodcancer.asn.au

Childhood Cancer  
The Childhood Cancer Association is South Australia's key childhood cancer support organisation, dedicated to providing emotional, practical and financial support to families in need. The Association was formed in 1982 by a group of parents of children with cancer and has now grown to incorporate 8 staff with the assistance of volunteers.The Childhood Cancer Association receives no ongoing government funding and therefore relies heavily on the generous support of the community, to enable it to continue to provide vital services and support to families in need and research into childhood cancer.

Bradley's Place is the Childhood Cancer Association's respite accommodation and was opened in 2004. Sadly in 1991, Neil and Robyn Walker lost one of their twins, Bradley , to cancer at the age of four. The Walker's devastating and traumatic experience helped them to realise how important support systems were for other families facing similar problems. They turned the impact of their tragic loss into something positive and became actively involved in supporting the work of the Childhood Cancer Association in supporting other children with cancer and their families.

Childhood Cancer logo smallWith funds raised by the Walkers and their fundraising group (the Six State Challenge Team) Bradley's Place was opened. Bradley's Place is located in a peaceful rural setting with easy access to all that Victor Harbor has to offer. It is a peaceful haven away from some of the stresses and demands that come with this life changing disease.


Oxfam Australia

CONTACT:

Mel Reid
Chairperson, Southern Fleurieu Group, Phone 8552 5723 / 0418 488 981

mlereid@iinet.net.au
www.oxfam.org.au

 

Oxfam logo

Oxfam Australia is an Australian, not-for-profit organization that supports development work, both in poor communities overseas and in our indigenous communities. It is also involved in disaster relief work.

It has been operating in Australia for over 50 years, and is affiliated with Oxfam International, a global federation of 15 Oxfams, which work together in more than 100 countries around the world.

Oxfam Australia’s vision is of a fair world in which people control their own lives, their basic human rights are achieved and the environment is sustained. It aims to increase the number of people who have:

  • A sustainable livelihood
  • Access to social services
  • Safety from conflict and disaster
  • An effective voice in decisions
  • Equal rights and status

It works in partnership with local organizations in the countries where programs are run, using local knowledge and employing local people in the programs.

Oxfam small logoIn addition to funding and supporting direct program work, Oxfam Australia is involved in public campaigning and political lobbying, and runs a trading arm that sells goods produced by the poor communities with which it works.


Cody's Angel Heart Foundation

CONTACT:

Shane Porteous
Phone 0409 284 792

info@codysangelheartfoundation.org.au
www.codysangelheartfoundation.org.au

 

Cody's Angel Heart Foundation logo

In May 2008 our son Cody Anakin Porteous was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
After major heart surgery and months in hospital we took him home for his short and painful life.
Cody sadly passed away two days before Christmas 2010.

After travelling this journey with Cody we have decided that we would like to be able offer some financial funeral assistance to parents of children who suffered from a Congenital Heart Defect.

CodyFunerals are an enormous expense at a very difficult time, with many heart kids dying suddenly or even within weeks of their birth. Parents are often preparing for the arrival of a new child and then days later organising a funeral, or in our case are unable to work for two years and then expected to be able to pay for a funeral and all other expenses associated with caring for a heart kid.

We believe that assisting families in need will help to take a little piece of the financial burden off of them.

More than 4 young Australians will die this week as a result of Congenital Heart Defects
http://www.heartkids.org.au/index.php