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Bear Brasserie vouchers for Oncology families in hospital

Tuesday 6 October 2020 in News from the Cancer Centre

Usually OPAC do a special breakfast for Oncology families who are in hospital during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, but this year was different.

Instead of a Gold Breakfast, the Oncology Parents Advisory Council (OPAC) organised a donation of Bear Brasserie vouchers, which were given out last week, so families could enjoy accessible food while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions limiting visitors and gatherings.

The cost of the vouchers was generously donated by the Intrepid Travelling Troupe (I.T.T.), a theatre group who raise money for the Oncology Treatment Centre, whose contributions over the years have included beautiful murals, distraction resources such as toys and games, provision of a play therapist, and medical equipment.

Our clinic’s very own Dr Wendy Nightingale is a director of the I.T.T. whose popular musical theatre shows, performed by dedicated volunteers, have raised over a million dollars in donations making an enormous difference to patients’ experiences in Oncology.

The Bear Brasserie provides dine in and take-away options of a variety of delicious gourmet style meals and beverages on which the vouchers can be used, and is located on level 2 near Oncology. It’s a year of many changes, but children and their families will still have a very special breakfast thanks to OPAC and the I.T.T..


OPAC's note for parents

Find out more about the Oncology Parents Advisory Council, how they care for our families, and how you are welcome to join them.

Discover the amazing people behind the Intrepid Travelling Troupe's success and find out more about the family friendly shows they produce.

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