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Support for a family in need

As the end of the year draws near, many of us take the time to reflect upon the last twelve months – what we have achieved, what we have experienced, what our defining moments have been. Whilst reflecting on my year, I received an email from a lovely woman who was seeking support for a Canberra-based family who were experiencing significant hardship. It was reading this email and reflecting upon my own life that I realised two things. Firstly, I am truly lucky to have a healthy family and secondly, I have not really done enough to support those who are suffering. I knew then that I had to spread the word about this important cause.

So with this in mind, please continue to read the family’s story and consider buying a raffle ticket in support.

 

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They are a family with three young children (in year 2, kindergarten and age 3). In November 2013, the father was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was given a life expectancy of 6-9 months. He has been fighting hard all year with regular chemotherapy and the support of his amazing wife and family.

The raffle is online (it’s as easy as clicking on http://www.trybooking.com/103928)  and is open to all ACT residents (ACT raffle permit number R 14/00307). Prizes include:

  • three photography sessions,
  • voucher for two hours of pampering at Zaija (hair and beauty salon)
  • 10 pack of PT sessions,
  • $200 cleaning voucher,
  • a real Christmas tree; and
  • many more amazing goods and services (see more here)

Tickets are $5 each ($4.70 goes to the family and there is a 30c booking fee).

The raffle is open until 1 December 2015 (unless all tickets are sold before then) and will be drawn on Friday 5 December at 9.45am

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Lauren Jackman is the author of Canberra Mummy. A self-confessed perfectionist, Lauren writes about the truth about pregnancy and parenting for perfectionist mummies. Lauren is a mum, wife, author, runner and a not a bad cook