Don't miss this popular annual event in Macksville on Thursday

Macksville Health Campus Community & Allied Health Manager Andrew Bailey (back) with the hardworking members of the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group, led by President Irene Rowsell (front centre).
Macksville Health Campus Community & Allied Health Manager Andrew Bailey (back) with the hardworking members of the Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group, led by President Irene Rowsell (front centre).

Nambucca Valley Cancer Support Group will hold its popular street stall in Wallace Street, Macksville, next Thursday, November 26, outside the Betta Electrical store.

The group's famous jams, pickles, cakes and slices will be on sale from 8.30am to 1pm and savvy shoppers might also find some unique Christmas gifts with a selection of handicraft items also up for sale.

President Irene Rowsell said every dollar raised by the group goes back into the local community, funding resources, equipment and patient comfort items to help those diagnosed with cancer.

This week the group took a brief break from their fundraising schedule to enjoy each other's company at a Christmas luncheon held at Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club.

Also attending was Macksville Health Campus' Community and Allied Health Manager Andrew Bailey, who thanked the members for their hard work over many years.

Their tireless efforts have raised $420,000 towards a cancer resource centre at the new Macksville District Hospital, as well as furnishings for the hospital's palliative care unit.

Another special guest at the Christmas luncheon was Shirley Aston, who joined the group on 19 November 1997. One of the group's longest serving members, Shirley joined 23 years ago when her husband Ray was diagnosed with cancer.

The group formed in 1991 and has been providing information, support, education and hope to people living with cancer.

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