Helping those who need it most
Posted by Nikita McGuire
Posted May 04, 2017
The Leukaemia Foundation, official charity of Agfest 2017
Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer.
Blood cancer can have a major impact on a person's life and the lives of their families.
The Leukaemia Foundation is this year Official Charity of Agfest.
Right near the main entrance, the bright-blue stall is a wonderful place to learn how you can help those in need.
Kate McGough has been working for the foundation for three years and loves giving back to the community and helping others.
"We are the only not-for-profit dedicated to the cure and care of people living with blood cancer. We look after them with our services that we offer from generalised support, one on one counselling, group sessions, education for both doctors and patients, transport in our transport car and accommodation services. its all given free of charge to our patients”.
She said Agfest is a great place for The Leukaemia Foundation to spread their message.
“What other opportunity are you going to have so many people to talk to and see what you have to offer and how they can help” Kate says. “The people that come through the gates may need our services, a lot of rural patients don’t have the resources and access compared with bigger cities. They are the people we need to reach out to”.
Agfest patrons can help out by visiting the stall and having a go at the lucky dip, buying merchandise orcolouring their hair.
Ms McGough said patrons can also "brave and shave" to raise $20 in the Foundation's most well-known fundraiser, The World's Greatest Shave.
Also, 50c from every Agfest ATM transaction will be donated to the Foundation.
The Leukaemia Foundation, Agfest's official charity this year, helps people ease the pain.