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21Aug

Dr Brendan Nelson AO Dinner

21/08/2017 (6:00pm - 11:00pm)

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Organiser Details
Organisation:
Parkes Federal Electorate Council of The National Paty of Australia (NSW)
Venue:
Dubbo RSL Auditorium
Address:
178 Brisbane St, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
Contact person:
Mike Blake
Phone:
0411 761 865
Email:
blakes7@optusnet.com.au
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Mike Blake on behalf of the Parkes Federal Electorate Council of The Nationals (NSW) invites you to a Charity Fundraising Dinner with one of Australia’s finest orators Dr Brendan Nelson AO BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA - Director of the Australian War Memorial Canberra

  • Monday 21 August 2017 6-30 pm for 7-00pm start.
  • Dubbo RSL Memoral Club Brisbane Street Dubbo
  • $95 p/p + B/F
  • Dress Lounge Suit

All proceeds to Can Assist Dubbo & RSL Homes for Heroes programme

Authorised by M E Blake Po Box 629 Dubbo NSW 2830

Can Assist ‘CANCER ASSISTANCE NETWORK’

Dubbo and District Branch of Can Assist is a community based charity made up of volunteers who financially support those with cancer across a large area of north western NSW. A greater percentage of our patients are now accommodated at Orange’s Western Care Lodge, while some patients requiring treatment in Sydney are housed in accommodated mainly in the Eastern suburbs. The costs are shared with a government rebate called IPTTAS [isolated patients transport and accommodation subsidy] and Can Assist.

Funding is provided to assist with payments toward accommodation and transport costs with an overall $1,500.00 cap on each patient. We do not provide practical assistance e.g. lawns mowing etc. When the planned and funded Cancer Centre opens in Dubbo we will have a reduced travel
component to our payments and will be able to fund other costs such as pharmacy or household phones etc.

By assisting your local Can Assist branch you are directly supporting local people.

Homes for Heroes “Help for Vets in Need”

The Program is available to veterans of contemporary conflicts, ex-servicemen and women; provided they are genuinely homeless. One hundred percent of the residents suffer with mental illness, many are also wounded or injured, and residents usually arrive with no possessions at all.
It is a comprehensive rehabilitation service. It has taken the ‘housing first’ approach advocated by Mission Australia, and woven through many ‘wraparound’ programs and services. Every resident is required to give back to the program, by doing volunteer work, mentoring others, or engaging in
education, training, and rehabilitation opportunities. The program is not a hotel service.

Initially, the veteran is housed at Narrabeen, to enable professional assessment, psychological evaluations and treatments, counselling and other support. This is done to stabilize them and get them off drug and alcohol dependency and to start treating their mental health issues. Once in
better health, the veteran is able to move to a facility closer to family and support networks aiding further rehabilitation. Ultimately, they are found
supported accommodation and assisted with gaining employment.

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