Whilst most of the time I am happy to indulge myself on this blog – I was recently given the opportunity to spread the word about something good.
This is Jacqui. At 26 years old she has had cancer twice. In my naivety I thought she would be looked after by The System. Wrong. There is very little support for people with cancer aged 16-30. Those over 16 are currently treated in wards established with much older people in mind. This impacts their treatment and survival. The chance of surviving some cancers is halved when you hit 16. I didn't know that.
We met Jacqui last week for a hot chocolate. We hung out and she told us about some volunteer work she is doing with You Can. They're raising money for this overlooked age bracket for setting up specialised accommodation around Australia.
They need your old mobile phones, which get recycled to raise funds. Easy. So if you're guilty of hoarding a bunch of green screened Nokia's in your top drawer dig them out and send them over or drop them in a You Can bin.