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MORRISON GOVERNMENT’S VOLUNTEER GRANT BOOSTS THE CHILDREN’S TUMOUR FOUNDATION

Thursday, 06 August 2020
The hardworking volunteers of the Children’s Tumour Foundation have received support from the Morrison Government through a $4,959 Volunteer Grant.
 
Dr Fiona Martin MP, Member for Reid, is pleased to be supporting the work of the Children’s Tumour Foundation in conquering neurofibromatosis (NF).
 
“The Children’s Tumour Foundation are the peak national charity providing practical support for children and families living with neurofibromatosis,” Dr Martin stated. “Their volunteers work hard to connect those living with the condition to services, raise funds for vital research and provide hope for a cure.”
 
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumours to form on nerve tissue. The Children’s Tumour Foundation, which is based in Five Dock, first began in 2010 and has grown from a volunteer based support service into the only national charity in Australia for those impacted by NF.
 
Funding from the Volunteer Grant will be used to purchase laptops and tablets to increase volunteer participation for those in administration, coordination or graphic design roles.
 
Ms Ruth Lindsay, the organisation’s Support Services Coordinator, has said that the volunteers provide essential support to the NF community.  
“Our volunteers are the people who make our mission to #ConquerNF possible. Our organisation wouldn’t exist without them,” Ms Lindsay said.
 
“Every action helps us in our effort to fundraise so that we can fund NF clinics, run our support services, fund research and help to create better outcomes for every person and family impacted by the genetic condition neurofibromatosis.” 


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