Horsham Cancer Council needs new members to survive

HORSHAM Cancer Council urgently needs new members to prevent the group from folding.

Unit secretary Dawn Hobbs said membership was dwindling because of ageing and ill-health.

Mrs Hobbs said the group would disband without new members.

“We just want some new members to keep it going,” she said.

“I’m 86 so we need someone to come in who’s younger to take over.”

The Horsham group has raised money for cancer research since 1981.

Mrs Hobbs said the average age of the membership was about 80.

She said the group desperately needed younger members to join the group to take up organisational roles. 

“We’re just getting too old and it’s getting too hard to keep going,” Mrs Hobbs said.

“Some of us have been here more than 20 years and we still have a couple of inaugural members in their nineties.”

Mrs Hobbs said the group was dedicated to finding a cure for the disease.

“All our money that we make goes to research and we don’t want to close up if we can avoid it,” she said.

“We make money and send it straight down to headquarters.”

Mrs Hobbs said the council’s annual general meeting would be at the Hamilton Lamb Memorial Hall in Kalkee Road, Horsham, at 2pm on Wednesday.

Mrs Hobbs encouraged anyone who would like to become involved in the group to attend the meeting or call her on 5382 4371, or the treasurer Jane Bolwell on 5382 4946.

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