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Thanks for community support and questions about the proposed hospice are the focus of the latest letters to the editor.
Thanks for community support and questions about the proposed hospice are the focus of the latest letters to the editor.

Thanks for the support

On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Southern Highlands News readers for their incredible support of this years’ 20th World’s Greatest Shave.

The extraordinary people who shaved, cut or coloured their hair plus all their generous sponsors have now raised close to an incredible five million in NSW alone.

This will help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to provide its vital services that will make a genuine difference to local families facing blood cancer.

These services include free accommodation, transport, emotional support and disease specific education to Australians and their families as they find their way through some of the darkest days of their lives.

Plus, funds raised also contributes to Australian researchers who are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments.

Although their critical research is improving survival rates, sadly 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer every single day.

Approximately 20,000 people have taken part in this year’s milestone campaign and have shaved or cut away an estimated 7000 kilograms of hair, helping to create wigs for cancer patients.

Thanks to our partners at Sustainable Salons Australia, for the first time shorter hair will now also be used to create ‘hair booms’ which will be used to soak up potential oil spills at sea.

Thank you for your support. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of $5,250,000 in NSW. There is still time for people to sign up or make a donation at www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au.

Thanks to you, the Leukaemia Foundation will be able to help more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and live a better quality of life.

Bill Petch.

CEO- Leukaemia Foundation

Call for more answers on hospice

Finally someone is highlighting another very important issue regarding the Southern Highlands Community Hospice project and that is clarification of the boards position with the landowner of the property.

Pressure needs to be kept on the SHC Board to be more transparent with the community and the volunteers (after all it is a community charity).

Why would anyone donate to a charity if it was part-owned by someone else? 

Why is there still no signed agreement with the property owner?

It is not a case of being negative against the SHCH, but one of being realistic. 

You do not have to be a genius to realise that there are a lot of questions to be answered regarding the project.

S Carlton

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