Mobile Masons NSW & ACT donate to the Narromine Shire Cancer Support Group

SUPPORT: Mobile Mason NSW & ACT president Graeme Leer presents a cheque to Narromine Shire Cancer Support Group vice president Jeff Anderson. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
SUPPORT: Mobile Mason NSW & ACT president Graeme Leer presents a cheque to Narromine Shire Cancer Support Group vice president Jeff Anderson. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

A group of Mobile Masons have not only boosted the local economy, they have supported the shire, donating to one of the town's most necessary charities.

The 60 NSW and ACT Mobile Mason group have spent 14 days in the shire, staying at the Rockwall tourist park. They have spent $28,885.21 in town during their visit.

At their farewell rally, Mobile Mason NSW & ACT president Graeme Leer donated a cheque of $1000 raised by the masons to the Narromine Shire Cancer Support Group.

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Vice president of the Cancer Support Group Jeff Anderson thanked the group for their "kindness" and explained what the funds would go toward supporting people in the shire who need to travel away for cancer treatment.

Our little cancer support group is something that's necessary in every town unfortunately.

Narromine Shire Cancer Support Group vice president, Jeff Anderson

"Our little cancer support group is something that's necessary in every town unfortunately," he said.

"Because we don't live near a big city if people have a cancer problem they have to go away from town, which is a costly exercise.

"So what we do is give people who have to go away for treatment to Dubbo, Sydney or Orange is give them a one off donation to help them along their way."

Mr Anderson said over the past 15 years the group have been operating thorough donations they have also been able to provide a number of health aids for people in the shire such as special beds and equipment.

"It's a pretty well supported organisation but unfortunately necessary in most towns," Mr Anderson said.

"Last year there was 32 calls on our resources, so we appreciate any funds we get.

"If anyone hears of anyone affected by cancer in the community, we're happy to help out in any way we can."

The Mobile Mason president said the group have had a "fantastic" stay in the shire, and have been pleased to help the community affected by the drought.

"It's good to see, I know it's dry and from the city we take a lot of things for granted, but we still think of the country people," Mr Leer said.

"We try as Masons throughout Australia whether it's NSW, the ACT or Queensland, we still think of the people who are doing it tough."

"On behalf of all these mobile masons here it's a great privileged to present the cheque. I know it will go to a good cause."