The Cancer Council Victoria's Moe Volunteer Unit is celebrating this month, having reached its 20th Anniversary.
One of the oldest Volunteer Groups in Victoria, the Moe Volunteer Unit has made a terrific contribution to the fight against cancer, raising vital funds to support the Cancer Council's lifesaving cancer research, internationally recognised education programs, and support services that are vital to people facing cancer. In 2006 alone, the group raised more than $22,000 for the cancer fight.
The Volunteer Unit has also played an important role in raising awareness in the Moe area of cancer issues that directly affect local residents and Cancer Council activities in which locals can participate.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of the Moe Volunteer Unit," The Cancer Council's Marnie Moon said. "The Cancer Council is a volunteer-based charity, so groups like the Moe Volunteer Unit play a vital role in helping people affected by cancer, both in their local community and across Victoria."
"The fantastic efforts of our volunteers in Moe through their ongoing support of our major fundraising activities such as Daffodil Day and Australia's Biggest Morning Tea are highly valued," Ms Moon said.
The Moe Volunteer Unit has received long-term support from many local residents. A number of members of the group, including Beryl Brien, Doreen Falk, Phyllis Lester and Sheila Mills, have been with the Moe Volunteer Group since it formed in 1987.
"I would like to thank all of the volunteers who have contributed to the Unit in the past 20 years for their wonderful service to the Cancer Council," Ms Moon said.
The Moe Volunteer Unit has many projects underway and always welcomes the support of new volunteers. To find out more about joining the Moe Volunteer Unit, please call 1300 65 65 85, or visit www.cancervic.org.au.