‘Luv Ya Girlfriend’ Donates to Broken Hill and District Community Cancer Network
Over $3,000 was raised to help people undergoing cancer treatment when a group of 63 friends and ‘friends of friends’ gathered in Broken Hill for a ‘Luv Ya Girlfriend’ afternoon tea recently.
The annual gathering held in October aims to celebrate friendships, enjoy each other’s company over an afternoon tea, and as a by-product, raise money for a service related to cancer.
This year, the Luv Ya Girlfriend afternoon raised $3,140 which they donated to the Broken Hill and District Community Cancer Network (BHDCCN). The Broken Hill and District Community Cancer Network assists with providing basic financial support if required for people with a cancer diagnosis, such as one-off payments of utility bills or household accounts.
Luv Ya Girlfriend started in 2016 when Broken Hill resident Deb Pryor held a small afternoon tea at her house with a group of women impacted by cancer. That first year they raised $770, and each year thereafter the numbers of attendees and money raised has grown phenomenally. Even with ‘two years off’ due to COVID, the group have raised a total of $11,618 since 2016.
The Luv Ya Girlfriend gathering is grateful for the many amazing donations of products from local individuals and businesses which are then raffled off during the afternoon tea, raising much needed funds. This year they had over 30 raffle prizes, and a guest speaker.
Melissa Cumming, Far West LHD Director Cancer and Palliative Care, on behalf of the BHDCCN, thanked Deb and all those involved in Luv Ya Girlfriend for the very generous donation of $3,140 which will provide much needed financial support for people having cancer treatment. For more information about BHDCCN please phone 08 8080 1312.