For the past five years, the Wellness Centre within the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre (AWRCC) has been the beneficiary of the Lake Hume Cycle Challenge. Over that time more than $100,000 has been donated to this 100% local cause as a result of our event. The Wellness centre is again the main beneficiary of the 2018 event. The AWRCC houses the most modern cancer treatment facilities of the day; it unites cancer services under one roof offering a place to educate, support, research and treat all forms of cancer
The Wellness Centre offers a selection of support services and complementary therapies that are integrated with the Centre’s conventional cancer care. There is evidence that certain complementary therapies can help to alleviate stress, relieve symptoms and reduce pain and anxiety as well as promote feelings of well-being in cancer patients.
“The cancer centre is a great asset for any town…I know from experience how dreadful it is to be away from your family and friends.” Janice Mackenzie
“Absolutely fantastic, can’t way for the Centre being open, has my full support and I’ll be donating as much as I can as my family has a history of cancer and it’s a tough road, get behind it.” Jodie Judd
“Get on board guys. Cancer is a horrible disease and can strike anyone at any time.” Alastair Pattison.
Like a bit more information about cancer in general, and also specific services and support organizations available in Albury Wodonga and surrounding communities
Thanks to the growing support of the LHCC the Event has been able to support a second beneficiary; the Border Trust.
As the name suggests, the Border Trust Our Local Community Foundation
Border Trust is the region’s Community Foundation. It is a local, independent, charitable organisation that was established in 2005 to create a strong, sustainable financial base that can be drawn on to meet the needs of our community, today and in the future.
Border Trust raises funds through donations and community events, invests that money and uses the income to fund important community initiatives. In this way,
donations are preserved in perpetuity and our donor’s gifts continue to benefit the community year after year.
We also provide granting services for community organisations, corporate businesses and Foundations to help them distribute their charitable funds to the local causes they care about in the most effective and meaningful way.
Since 2005, we have provided more than $706,000 through our annual Community Grant and Back to School Programs, supporting a diverse range of local groups including AW Regional Foodshare, Birallee Park Neighbourhood House, Hilltop Patient & Carer Accommodation, Gateway Health and the Beechworth Men’s’ Shed and many more smaller but equally important local charities.
Donations to Border Trust stay 100% local to support the people and not-for-profit community organisations within the local Government areas of Albury, Alpine, Corowa, Greater Hume, Indigo, Towong, Tumbarumba and Wodonga.