“It’s hard for people to understand how remote we are in our regional towns. The Lodges are really special, because we can relate to each other’s experiences and frustrations.” - Karen, Lodge guest.
Karen is a grandmother, mother and Lodge guest, who is currently undergoing life-saving cancer treatment in Perth.
Cancer Council WA’s accommodation Lodges provide a home away from home for country cancer patients, like Karen, when they need to stay in Perth, to reduce the added financial hardship of their diagnosis.
Our Milroy Lodge provides a clean and comfortable place to sleep, a community, and a home for carers and family members to stay, whilst supporting Karen during these challenging times.
Karen spent Christmas at Milroy Lodge last year, and she is still undergoing cancer treatment and needs to be close to the hospital to receive this.
Despite spending Christmas away from her family, Karen knows she’ll never be alone. She’ll have the support of lifelong friends, Lodge staff and volunteers to get her through.
Life-saving cancer treatment shouldn’t separate families at Christmas, or any other time of the year.
That’s why Cancer Council WA’s Lodges provides accommodation for families and children. We don’t want cost to be the reason that families cannot spend Christmas together, so we do whatever we can to ease this burden. With over than 13,000 West Australians diagnosed with cancer each year, your support will ensure that more West Australians have access to our Lodges during Christmas, so they can spend it with their loved ones.