Woodcrafters Association donates to Advanced Breast Cancer Group

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander

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‘I think that including the seven that Pia is taking today, it’s about sixty now,’ said Kim Bowers from the Bribie Island and District Woodcrafters Association when I asked him about how many of the special Remembrance Boxes had been donated to the Advanced Breast Cancer Group by the Woodies.

Featured Image(above): Pia Hirsh (C) admiring the donated boxes with June Jeffries and Kim Bowers from the Woodcrafters Association

The boxes are designed to be used by women with terminal breast cancer to fill with their favourite items as keepsakes for their families and the provision of the boxes is only a very small part of the wonderful support that the Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group is able to offer through the state. Now in it’s twentieth year, the group is funded by Queensland Health and as well as facilitating weekly support meetings which give women the opportunity to talk about their situation with others who are facing the same outcome, there are workshops where families are able to discuss their difficulties and talk about how they are dealing with what’s ahead.

Organisation representative Pia Hirsch told me that anyone wanting to join can do so by phone or by going to the website which is www.abcg.org.au and following the instructions. She said that the website provides a very good description of the organisation and also has a link to an informative video.

If anyone would like further information, they can also contact either Mary O’Brien or Pia by calling 07 3217 2998. The donation of the latest seven boxes to the Advanced Breast Cancer Support Group is only one example of the generosity of the members of the Woodcrafters Association and from what I have seen personally, all the members are dedicated to not only creating some beautifully crafted items but also to helping others in the community.

Anyone who would like to find out about joining the Woodies should pay them a visit at their workshop which is situated at the rear of the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on Sunderland Drive in Banksia Beach.

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