New vehicle for Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation and Bingo starts

READY TO DRIVE: Marie Frahn and Rod Cameron from Northpoint Fleurieu (left & right) hand over the new car to FCSF Bevan Daniel, Ian McCallum and Rob Gasmier.
READY TO DRIVE: Marie Frahn and Rod Cameron from Northpoint Fleurieu (left & right) hand over the new car to FCSF Bevan Daniel, Ian McCallum and Rob Gasmier.

As a major fundraiser for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation (FCSF) has returned with Bingo sessions returning to the Function Room at the Hotel Crown from Thursday, August 6, following a five month break due to COVID shutdown.

FCSF secretary Heather Burns said, "we encourage players to arrive around 10.30am for 11am start. There will be some COVID restrictions with hand sanitisers being provided."

"Each Thursday we have two sessions separated by a break for tea/coffee, however shared food is on hold at this stage.

"The Crown has advised that Barista made coffee can be ordered, so come along and support the FCSF team to raise funds for local people who need support and/or transport for their cancer related issues or treatment," Heather said.

There is more news for the FCSF with the delivery of a new Hyundai from Northpoint Fleurieu.

Chair of FCSF Ian McCallum said he was delighted to add another vehicle to its three car fleet.

"We have two Hyundai vehicles which have been very reliable with superb passenger comfort. We appreciate the support we receive from Northpoint Fleurieu in Victor Harbor and the fantastic support from the community," Ian said.

The FCSF is a non-profit organisation that does not receive any government funding. All monies raised come from community donations and the weekly Bingo.

The vehicles transport cancer sufferers to Adelaide hospitals for treatment. There are approximately 30 volunteer drivers, but the FCSF are always searching for more.

"We take patients to Adelaide for treatment at no cost and this alleviates a lot of the stress of going for treatment. You have cancer and you have to travel, which can really knock you around.

"Just finding a park is stressful, let alone the drive. We can help with that," Ian said.

"It is an important service we provide."

For more information, or if you can assist contact the FCSF on 8552 9304 or visit the office at Carrickalinga House in Torrens Street, Victor Harbor between 9am to 4pm week days,

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