CanAssist Manning Valley is now operating remotely to ensure that clients receive Financial Support during this unprecedented time.
With the added stress of the increased cost of living, the drought, the bushfires/floods and now COVIOD-19 affecting local communities, applicant numbers are increasing and so is the financial burden on clients.
CAMV has supported approximately 450 families in the 7.5 years since inception. It is a community based, not-for-profit charity which offers financial assistance for anyone living in the Manning Valley/Great Lakes/Gloucester region who has a current diagnosis of cancer and who has received conventional cancer treatment in the last 12 months.
CAMV makes contributions towards utility bills (electricity, water, gas, phone, rent or council rates), travel expenses (fuel vouchers) to assist with the cost of travel to and from treatments, the cost of groceries (food vouchers) and vehicle maintenance (car registration, insurance or repairs). Contributions towards covering the gap after Medicate and Health Fund claims on medical costs (cancer related medication, hospital, or scan fees for Medicare approved treatments, hiring of medical equipment) can also be made.
The committee is a dedicated team of volunteers who are based in Taree and appreciate the cancer in regional areas is costly. Cancer patients can pay up to five times more to access treatment than patients living in metropolitan areas. CAMV takes pride in the fact that all fundraising proceeds stay in the region. There are no administration fees. Unfortunately, the Mother’s Day High Tea for this year had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions but you can check out Facebook later in the year for upcoming events.
Facebook: Can Assist Manning Valley Branch@CanAssistManningValleyBranch
If you would like to contact Can Assist Manning Valley for assistance you can use on of the following:
If you would like to volunteer to help please contact us
Phone: 0428 593 973
Post: PO Box 1016, Taree NSW 2430