22 May 2024

In Wagga Wagga, the Prostate Cancer Social Support Group continues its commitment to community service and mateship.

On April 24th, several members of the Support Group came together to prepare dinner for the temporary residents of Lilier Lodge. Lilier Lodge provides affordable accommodation to cancer patients undergoing treatment, particularly those traveling long distances for care.

"Our Support Group is one of the many service organisations that provides a weekly free dinner for people staying there. We fed 20 people," said Support Group Leader Mike Murray.

The spirit of camaraderie extended beyond community service as Support Group members gathered on May 5th for a day of woodcutting and barbecue festivities on a member's property outside Tarcutta. The group’s entrepreneurial drive shines through their plan to raffle off a trailer load of wood at the upcoming Wagga Wagga Swapmeet in July, with proceeds supporting their cause.

Looking ahead, the Support Group eagerly anticipates the Wagga Wagga Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch scheduled for September 13th. Group members transform the venue at the local RSL Club, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the 300 attendees.

The group fosters social connections through monthly meetings and gatherings. Every second Thursday of the month, members convene at the local Rules Club for a shared meal and chat. The men also enjoy casual monthly brunch meetups, cultivating an atmosphere of companionship fondly known as "Secret Men's Business."

Those affected by prostate cancer are warmly welcomed to join the group at any time. Contact Mike Murray on 0466 043 781 to learn more about upcoming events and meetings.