The support provided is delivered via a range of services including: peer & family support, sibling support, free accommodation to country families, respite accommodation, financial assistance, educational assistance and bereavement services. The Association also provides funds for paediatric oncology research and clinical trials.
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.
With 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.