A special Christmas evening uplifts and inspires

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From Fundraising Manager Lindsay Bennett

A special Christmas evening

“The journey that has lead me to be standing before you this evening began over seven years ago one morning in the shower. I realised that a lump I’d had for many years in my breast had changed.”
Member Anna Southern bravely shared the story of her diagnosis at the Sweet Louise Christmas event earlier this month and inspired staff, volunteers and guests alike.

The evening, held at the beautiful Hopetoun Alpha, included a surprise performance by the Baradene School Choir, as well as rousing carols singing led by Chairman Scott Perkins.

Anna’s story inspired an incredible amount of generosity on the evening. Friends and supporters of Sweet Louise helped raise over $22,000 for Members like Anna.

Anna shared: “I’d previously avoided support groups. But, after being told four times I had cancer, and that it had spread to my lungs and bones I had to face that maybe this was part of my life. Sweet Louise provides an amazing foundation of support. I want to thank all those who make Sweet Louise possible.”

Thank you to everyone who attended the evening, helped to make it so special and generously donated.

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