LETTER: Support families in tough times at Easter

FOR many of us, Easter is a special tradition and family time when we look forward to the extra-long weekend, school holidays, and often Easter egg hunts and hot cross buns.

But for some Mildura local families, it will be very different – there’ll be long drives to hospitals, days jam-packed with tests and treatments, and, if possible, family gatherings around a hospital bed.

These families have a young son or daughter with cancer and unfortunately cancer doesn’t stop at Easter.

At Redkite, we’ve spoken with so many mums and dads who say it can be very tough to embrace Easter when your child is hurting.

On top of this, families are also dealing with the financial burden and emotional strain that often goes hand-in-hand with a cancer diagnosis.

Fortunately for these families, they are not alone.

With critical services including counselling in hospitals, music therapy and paying essential household bills, Redkite is there every step of the way – from diagnosis, to remission and beyond.

But, we couldn’t do it without the generous support of individual donors and corporate partners such as the incredible fundraising efforts of Coles team members and Mildura’s big-hearted community, who are supporting us during Easter through the sale of new Easter Bunny Chocolate Biscuits and then through the sale of packets of hot cross buns sold after Easter.

On behalf of all the families Redkite helps, I’d like to offer an enormous thank you for the support they have given so far and everything they do in the future.

Monique Keighery,

Redkite CEO