AOU team help tidy and decorate Breast Cancer Care client’s Home

Breast Cancer Care (BCC) is a WA charity that provides personalised emotional, practical, financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer. BCC connected with Volunteering WA to recruit a team of Woodside employees to help tackle and accomplish a long list of tasks. Some of the tasks included; helping to clear yards of hard rubbish, clearing out and transforming the front porch area into a spot for the client to relax in, creating several garden beds, including one full of succulents, one with herbs and another with several replanted pots, pulling out a very large unwanted succulent plant and many other odd jobs.

This was not going to be a walk in the park for our volunteers though! They certainly had their work cut out for them, as you can see by our volunteers getting started on the furniture and weeds below.

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Amongst some of the furniture to be moved    Getting started on the weeds

  But the volunteers were not deterred by the tasks at hand or the gloomy weather, and worked together to get the job done.

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Many hands make light work!                                     Transforming the garden

When the client returned from her afternoon at treatment she was astonished to see that the yards had been completely transformed – and in such little time! The verge was full of old furniture and green waste ready to be collected. How did all of that fit in her front and back yards! Wow!

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Furniture and green waste for verge collection   A beautiful new seating area

And the team really managed to channel their inner green thumb and do an amazing job with the garden. The client now has a lovely area to sit outside and enjoy her beautiful new yard, just in time for the upcoming spring weather!

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Amy Hawkes, the Volunteer Coordinator at Breast Cancer Care was also impressed with the team’s efforts, commenting that “Our client is incredibly delighted and thankful for the group’s work. This will make a huge difference to her health in terms of positively moving forward.” The team found the day to be “rewarding” and “fulfilling” with some of the positive experiences being “helping someone in need” and “being able to share a hand to make someone happy.”  Great work!

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The wonderful team of volunteers and a happy client!

Want to see more photos? Click here to see the team in action!