John James Village Home for 40 Families in First Year
Publish Date: 31/8/2017
Thanks to your invaluable support, 40 regional and rural families have been spared the financial and emotional strain of finding somewhere to live close to hospital in the city.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s newest home-away-from-home facility, the John James Village, opened its doors in the ACT a year ago and dozens of families have already spent more than a combined 1,100 nights in this clean and safe accommodation near hospital - and life-saving treatment.
Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch says the figures show the incredible impact Leukaemia Foundation supporters are having in helping Australian families beat their blood cancer.
“Patients often have to leave home and work for months at a time to get treatment so safe accommodation is vitally important,” he said.
“Battling blood cancer is tough enough on any family without the added financial strain of them having to cover the cost of city accommodation, often for weeks and even months on end.
“It simply wouldn’t be possible for us to cover the costs of managing facilities like John James Village without our supporters.
"Their generosity is having a lasting impact on Australian families facing blood cancer.”
Canberra medical charity the John James Foundation funded construction of John James Village, while land was providedby the ACT Government.
“Your donations now ensure we can keep the village open to families who need it most,” said Mr Petch.
To support Leukaemia Foundation accommodation centres like the John James Village, you can make a donation online or by phoning us on 1800 620 420.