Main funding purpose: Cancer research
The story so far
After many years’ involvement with another Auxiliary, Ruth and Peter Murray and Sharron Markovic decided to form the Cancer Crusaders Auxiliary in 2013. Their aim was to engage the local community of Wyndham and support the Brain Tumour Clinical Trial Program. Cancer Crusaders is well known for their hospital stalls and market days – each market day their bake sale raises approximately $3,000 and they are fast becoming famous for their Sticky Date Puddings and Caramel Slices. The Auxiliary also hold an annual Christmas Market night at the Murray’s home in Point Cook, annual dinner dances, an Oaks Day Luncheon and twice yearly high teas, which are all hugely popular. The Cancer Crusaders Auxiliary was asked to revamp the activities at the Good Friday Appeal’s Kids Day Out. As a result, many appealing children’s activities are now offered. Participation was by donation of a $2 coin and an amazing $30,000 was raised in 2019. The Auxiliary has raised over $585,000 in the fight against childhood cancers.
2022/2023 Auxiliary Report
Cancer Crusaders had another successful year, considering it was interrupted with all the COVID-19 restrictions, and we were delighted to add more than $57,000 to the 2023 Good Friday Appeal tally. We had three very successful fundraising activities including the Kids Day Out, our annual Oaks Day Function and of course the Christmas Market at the RCH. Many thanks to our great committee members and our valued supporters for another great year. We are proud to be one team with one goal – making sick kids better.