About Us

Illawarra Cancer Carers (ICC) was formed in 1990 after a group of volunteers got together after raising $1.5 million in a TV Appealathon to help purchase a new linear accelerator so patients didn’t need to make a daily trip to Sydney for radiotherapy.

The catalyst came when one of the patients travelling to Sydney for radiotherapy promised his father he would raise the funds to get a new linear accelerator for the Illawarra.


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We are a not for profit organisation. We receive donations from a number of sources. These include funerals, major annual fundraising events, bequests, government and semi-government grants, groups, individuals and company donations. Many donations also are made from former cancer patients and their families/carers.

As well, an active sewing and craft group meets weekly to make products which are sold at local markets or shopping centres. Volunteers also collect gold coin donations from Christmas and Mother’s Day gift wrapping services at local shopping centres. For details on the sewing and craft group please phone 0414 280 127.

The i98FM Illawarra Convoy, through its Illawarra Community Foundation, has been a major donor and supporter of the ICC. To date they have given us two vehicles; a 22 seater bus and a van used for transporting our mobility equipment, as well as $54,000 towards offsetting the cost of reimbursing drivers for their fuel expenses.

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July 10, 2024 | General

Newsletter July 2024

Click here to view our monthly newsletter:  July Newsletter 2024

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June 1, 2024 | General

Inaugural Award for Life Member

On 20 May 2024, our President, Narelle Langridge, presented Audrey Walsh with her “Life Member” badge and certificate.  Audrey has been a very dedicated member of the Illawarra Cancer Carers f...

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May 27, 2024 | General

National Volunteer Week for 2024

National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering; providing an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers. During the week (20 to 26 May) the Illawarra Can...

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