The Riverland Water Project, which delivers drinking water to approximately 150,000 people in the region, has made a $10,000 donation to Cancer Council SA’s new,
integrated cancer building at 202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood.
A once in a generation project for Cancer Council SA, the building will combine cancer research, prevention and support alongside 120 rooms of supportive accommodation for regional and remote South Australians impacted by cancer.
The $10,000 donation will fund the kitchen in the building’s ground floor, which provides meals to guests staying in Adelaide for cancer treatment.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Kerry Rowlands says the kitchen is a vital support service for guests during their stay.
“At times during treatment, guests who would normally like to cook their own meals are simply too exhausted to do so.”
“The main kitchen allows guests to have a meal prepared for them which they can share with others in a welcoming and supportive environment. Through doing something as simple as sharing a meal together, guests can find support and connection and share experiences with others who know what they’re going through,” she said.
Vincent Tremaine AM, Chair of Riverland Water said that they were incredibly proud to be able to support such an important project for regional South Australians impacted by cancer.
“We know that Cancer Council SA provides more than 3,000 nights of accommodation to Riverland residents every year which just shows how crucial this service is to those in our community,” Mr Tremaine said.
“This visionary new project from Cancer Council SA will ensure that Riverland residents impacted by cancer receive the services and supports they need for generations to come. As a local organisation committed to serving the Riverland, we know just how important this is for every person touched by a cancer diagnosis.”
Located at 202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood, and supported by a $10million donation from the State Government, the building will be the state’s first integrated cancer centre, ensuring that every South Australian impacted by cancer has the support they need across every stage of their cancer experience.
Ms Rowlands thanked Riverland Water for their generous donation.
“It’s only through the support of organisations like Riverland Water that we are able to progress with this visionary new project, which will give every South Australian impacted by cancer every chance,” she said.
For more information on the project, or to show your support, visit 202greenhill.com.au.
Notes to Editor:
Centrally located at the 202 Greenhill Road, Eastwood Cancer Council’s new building will include:
- 120 rooms of supportive accommodation for guests travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment, designed to accommodate people with a variety of cancer types, disability access and family/carer configurations.
- Cancer Council’s SA’s information and support services, including Cancer Council 13 11 20.
- A supportive and welcoming place for all South Australians impacted by cancer to access free counselling from trained professionals.
- Multiple communal kitchen facilities where guests can prepare meals just like at home, or onsite evening dining for nights when they don’t want to cook.
- Dedicated quiet breakout spaces for moments of rest or reflection.
- An activity hub where guests can socialise with each other, with volunteers on hand to make a cup of tea or have a friendly conversation.
- A dedicated information and resource area to provide answers to cancer questions and reassurance that they are not alone in their experience.
- Culturally appropriate accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
- Dedicated family rooms and play spaces to ensure the whole family is supported.
- Free transport from accommodation to treatment.