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Our Projects

HOW WE WORK TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY

Transport Vehicles

Our initial goal was to provide community transport cars so travel to appointments was made easier for patients and carers. 

We are proud that we have been able to accomplish this.

The cars have distinctive butterflies and BAffC branding to make them easily distinguishable. 

In 2023 we drove two brand new Hyundai’s out of the Hyundai showroom, with Sam Spaan of Steinborner Hyundai, assisting.

“Through the Elvis show we had in February and a generous donation from Tour de Cure, we paid for our next two replacement cars,” shares Jo Feltus.

“Whatever else we do, we always keep the money in the bank to replace them, that’s our main concern because the need for that is from 7a.m. to 7p.m. each day.

“We have two on the road at a time and replace them at 100,000 kilometres.”

 

Ancillary care

BAFFC are able to provide cancer patients with massage and physiotherapy.

We also offer a free wig lending service and access to a prosthesis fitter. Sourcing these services can all be overwhelming in the wake of a cancer diagnosis so we putting people in touch with services they need can offer peace of mind.

Nursing care

​We have been able to provide the region with a McGrath Breast Care Nurse which was so important.

BAFFC have also been successful in providing a home assist programme, palliative care rooms for cancer patients.

A new project is to have a dedicated professional and central office to counsel men with prostate cancer in our region.

Care bags

J-Care bags, named in recognition of Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer (BAFFC) member, Ms Julie Combe have recently been created by BAFFC to assist patients like Julie during chemotherapy. 
Thanks to support from Tanunda Priceline Proprietors, Mr Phil Richardson and Mr Wayne Goodwin cancer patients will benefit from various products which will soothe skin irritations caused by chemo.

BAFFC member, Ms Jo Feltus said chemotherapy can cause a lot of skin irritations.

Chemo caps

One of our signature initiatives are chemo caps. These can be a saving grace for those losing their hair while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. The caps are made from a material that is very soft to the head and skin, and non-obtrusive when hair is being lost. They are now available to purchase over the counter at The Barossa Pharmacist at Nuriootpa. A range of different colours and patterns is in stock, and the BAFFC team are also able to make a custom cap if you can’t find the design you are after. 

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Julie Combe and Carole Hutton from BAffC with Pharmacist Travis Schiller from Barossa Pharmacy.

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Thanks to support from Tanunda Priceline Proprietors, Mr Phil Richardson and Mr Wayne Goodwin, cancer patients benefit from various products which will soothe skin irritations caused by chemo.

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