Two years after the tragic death from breast cancer of Port Stephens Women’s Cancer Support Group founder Sarah Litten, the legacy of the Anna Bay mother-of-four continues in earnest.
Taking up the reins have been Sarah's husband Andy Litten (group secretary) and their 22-year-old daughter Kempsey (assistant secretary), in addition to a number of local residents generously volunteering their time for such a worthwhile charity.
For some years now the group has relied on the generosity of the Port Stephens community who have graciously supported its one major fundraiser - the annual movie night at Nelson Bay Cinemas.
Last month, close to 400 people filled the three cinemas to view the opening night of the hit movie Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again.
"We cannot thank the community enough for getting behind this event. This year we managed to raise an incredible $6,683 for cancer support," Andy said.
"All the money the group raises goes back into the local community, supporting families with cancer in areas such as transport, child care, and help around the home with cleaning, gardening, cooking, etc. We also have a range of resources, both in print and online, available for anyone who requires more information."
Andy said that the support group worked very closely with Cancer Council Australia and the Tomaree men’s cancer support group. Interested new members can contact 0427 767 388.