06 March 2019
When you check-in to Cancer Council SA Lodges, Anne will be the first friend you make. Hers is the friendly smile that greets our country guests when they come to stay, and welcomes them into the Lodge community.
A social worker like Jo is on hand to show you around. She tells you that you can always come and knock on her door if you’d like someone to talk to. She’s also there to help out with the confusing parts of treatment, like filing the right paperwork and finding out about the services that can make your experience easier.
You might run into Stewie in the rose garden. He helps to keep the Lodges looking their best. Thanks to him, you’ll always have a beautiful place for a quiet moment to yourself, or to enjoy with family who come to visit.
Volunteers help organise morning tea. It’s a chance to have a chat, relax, and enjoy a cuppa with other people who understand what you’re going through.
If you need to travel into the city for appointments, Rob will give you a lift and pick you up afterwards. That way, you don’t need to worry about hiring a car, parking, or finding public transport. Rob and the other amazing bus volunteers help 13,768 guests like this every year.
The Lodges have recreation and outdoor areas too. Sit back and relax with a book or catch up with some of your new friends.
Remember, support workers like Jo are there to help if you ever have a question, or just want to chat.
When you stay at the Lodges, you never have to go through cancer alone.
Each year more than 8,900 people from around South Australia will need a place to stay while going through their cancer treatment. Your gift today will provide them a home away from home—at a time when they need it most.