TWEED Palliative Support volunteers Deirdre Stewart and Helen Lewis are over the moon with $6500 funding from Twin Towns Servic
TWEED Palliative Support volunteers Deirdre Stewart and Helen Lewis are over the moon with $6500 funding from Twin Towns Servic

Twinnies gives to carers



CARING for carers is what Tweed Palliative Support (TPS) volunteers do on a daily basis.

These volunteers play a vital role in the community but rely solely on donations and fundraising efforts of volunteers.

But yesterday Twin Towns Services Club came to the rescue with funding of $6500 from the Community Development and Support Expenditure scheme (CDSE).

TPS management committee member Deirdre Stewart said the much-needed fund- ing would go toward leasing a photocopy machine and purchasing some desperately needed office equipment.

"The photocopier is really needed, as our bequeathed one has died and we rely on it to supply training information and educational material," she said.

"What we do is completely voluntary - we provide support for families of clients who have a life-threatening or terminal illness," she said.

"We help to take the load off the primary carer."

Mrs Stewart said their caring role didn't end with the death of a client.

"We support the family for at least 12 months afterwards," she said.

"The carers sometimes find they can talk to us more easily than other family members."

Mrs Stewart said TPS was always looking for more volunteers - as carers and also for fundraising and office work.

If you'd like to help contact Tweed Palliative Support on (02) 6672 8459.



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