FUNDRAISING efforts have paid off for Lorraine Lea, a family-owned company which has raised $155,000 for children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality.
A cheque will be presented to Camp Quality at their upcoming family camp in New South Wales on Sunday, February 22.
Lorraine Lea has raised more than $326,000 over the last two years, which has helped Camp Quality continue to support almost 3,000 families living with cancer.
Camp Quality provides uplifting programs that build optimism and resilience for children and their families throughout each stage of their cancer journey; at hospital, at home, at school and at camp.
Camp Quality Chief Executive Officer Simon Rountree, said ongoing support from major sponsor Lorraine Lea, was paramount in ensuring Camp Quality programs continue to meet the identified needs of families who have a child living with cancer.
“This generous donation will ensure we can hold resilience-building family fun days and camps free-of-charge for 3,000 families across Australia,” Mr Rountree said.
“Our camps and fun days are essential in offering a much needed break from the stress that cancer and treatment bring – the children always walk away feeling more cheerful and confident.
“We can’t thank Lorraine Lea enough for their ongoing generosity and commitment to creating a better life for children living with cancer in Australia.”
Lorraine Lea’s Party for Kids with Cancer® fund was established in 2000 after company co-founder Peter Ryan, lost his battle with cancer in 1999. Since its inception, over $1.1 million has been donated to various cancer causes.
Lorraine Lea Chief Executive Officer Neil Kruse, said it is important to help not only children living with cancer, but also their parents and siblings whose lives have been impacted by the disease.
“It’s a great feeling to see the joy these events bring to children and their families – Camp Quality’s recreation programs give them some much needed time out so that they can face the challenges ahead as best they can,” Mr Kruse said.
“Our Lorraine Lea Home Stylists have been fundraising over the past year and it’s fantastic to know those efforts will help families at such an emotional time in their lives,” he said.
Lorraine Lea Home Stylists have supported Camp Quality by donating their party profits, holding fundraising parties and organising community events for the Party for Kids with Cancer® fund.
In addition, $3 from every PJ Bear and Heather Bear soft toy sold throughout the year goes towards the cause.
To find out more about the partnership, to book your own fundraising party, or to become a Lorraine Lea Home Stylist, visit www.lorrainelea.com or call 1800 641 089.
Ryan Fritz started The Advocate in 2014 to provide not-for-profits and charities another media platform to tell their worthwhile hard news stories and opinion pieces effortlessly. In 2020, Ryan formed a team of volunteer journalists to help spread even more high-quality stories from the third sector. He also has over 10 years experience as a media and communications professional for not-for-profits and charities and currently works at Redkite, a childhood cancer charity.