Long-time supporter of The Kids’ Cancer Project Sue Dransfield entered the charity’s latest raffle in March. Little did she know, she’d bought the winning ticket!
Her prize is a $10,000 Myer gift card, which she intends to spend on a shopping spree with her family. Here, Sue explains why she donates to childhood cancer research in her own heartfelt words.
Where it all began
I write through misty eyes. It’s still very hard for me to put it all down on paper. Firstly, thank you to The Kids Cancer Project. I am delighted to have won Raffle 98 and a $10,000 gift card.
My family has supported The Kids’ Cancer Project for six years, starting after my grandson Zach sadly passed away from medulloblastoma. Whether by donating The Kids’ Cancer Project bears, or fundraising through sports and school, we have kept the charity in our thoughts ever since Zach’s passing.
At the age of five, Zach was diagnosed with brain cancer. What happened next was a whirlwind three years, starting with flights (from Darwin to Westmead to Sydney) and operations to attempt to remove his cancer. His sister Charli was three at the time, with youngest sister Bailey being just six weeks old.