TOP Coach Fitness recently held a fundraiser in honour of Sharon Forsyth who was one of the original members of Top Coach Fitness.
Sharon was a beautiful lady and was loved by everyone who knew her.
Sadly, Sharon passed away last October.
Top Coach Fitness raised $400 for the Port Stephens Women’s Cancer Support Group who helped Sharon and her family throughout her journey and to contribute to the work the organisation does in helping many other special people in our community.
“We had two groups, walkers and runners, it was lovely to have Sharon Forsyth’s children Bree and Declan join us,” Leisa Meredith from Top Coach Fitness said.
Port Stephens Women’s Cancer Support Group is a not for profit support group run by local volunteers to offer support and assistance to women with any form of cancer, and their partners, through every stage of their journey.
Services through the organisations include: transport to treatment in Newcastle, monthly morning teas, house cleaning, lawn mowing, dog walking, child care, wellness days, and other support mechanisms.
Monthly morning teas are held at Baroque Coffee House and provide the opportunity for a casual catch up and a way of meeting new friends.
The organisation also offers Wellness Days for members held at Thou Walla Sunset Retreat at Soldiers Point – activities include guest speakers and therapists provide information, promote healthy lifestyles, maintain a library of wellness books and DVDs and provide wigs, hats and scarfs.
With the help of Tomaree Prostate Cancer Support Group, the organisation provides transport for patients to and from treatments.
With the support of the Cancer Council they provide assistance with house cleaning, lawn mowing, dog walking and child care.
The aim for the future is the hope to establish a Wellness Centre in Port Stephens in order to help patients, their families and carers access support and information from trained staff and volunteers.
Another goal is to provide access to complementary treatments, access to nutritional advice as well as access to legal and financial support.
If you would like to help in anyway please contact Cathy on 0427 676 366 or email at email@example.com.
By Jewell DRURY