Aims of the Trust

Currently, most funds raised for cancer sufferers do not stay locally in the Coffs Harbour region. There has also been a problem with what current assistance schemes will cover in terms of expenses; most household bills and even the accommodation while undergoing treatment are not covered by these schemes.

We provide direct financial assistance to Mid North Coast Cancer Institute (MNCCI) patients and their families. These are local people within our community!

Eligibility

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute patients only.
Patients/Families to be assessed by Mid  North Coast Cancer Institute  staff, primarily Social Workers.
Patients to provide evidence of income.
Assessors may consider varying income criteria where special circumstances apply.

See a more detailed explanation of our criteria.

Our Trust aims to assist at least 2-3 patients/families per week in the following ways:

To provide assistance to a maximum $750 per Patient/Family.
Payments will usually be in the form of direct payment creditors e.g. household bills, phone, gas, electricity, insurance etc.
Provision of supermarket vouchers for food or petrol may be provided.
May also provide ‘quality of life’ items where deemed necessary.

Have a look at a more comprehensive list of eligible items in our criteria.

People Assisted in the last Financial Year

Below are figures for the people CanDo Cancer Trust have financially assisted during the 2018/2019 financial year. CanDo generally assist over 130 new patients per annum averaging $500.00 per patient (limit is $750.00)

The CanDo team would especially like to thank and offer their sincere gratitude to all our generous sponsors, donors and volunteers for a wonderful effort over the past year. Your valuable time and constant loyal support is very much appreciated.

Value of Existing Applications

  • Coffs Coast
  • Clarence Valley
  • Nambucca, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga

Value of New Applications

  • Coffs Coast
  • Clarence Valley
  • Nambucca, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga
  • Other areas

Total Value of New & Existing Applications

  • Coffs Coast
  • Clarence Valley
  • Nambucca, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Urunga
  • Other areas

Area, Dollar Value (Applications)

Nambucca/Bellingen/ Dorrigo/Urunga
New:   $14,279.30 (29) Existing: $3,251.91 (10)
Total:  $17,531.21 (39)
Coffs Coast
New:  $42,938.95 (86) Existing: $9,289.66 (23)
Total:  $52,228.61 (109)
Clarence Valley
New: $6,448.82 (16) Existing: $2,950.00 (8)
Total: $9,398.82 (24)
Other (Lismore, South West Rocks, Glen Innes, Tamworth)
New:  $1,739.80 (4)       Total: $1739.80 (4)