Country Hope calls for more carers to support kids with cancer

Country Hope is looking for more male carers like Nathan Wimhurst

Young people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses just want to get back to being kids.

Country Hope allows them to do that through its annual Time Out for Life camp.

Volunteers like Wodonga’s Nathan Wimhurst are there for the kids with cancer and their siblings, to take their minds off illness and instead focus on having fun.

“It gives families a bit of a break from the stress of treatment and it’s a fun weekend away where the kids get a smile on their face, and stop worrying about being in hospital,” he said.

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Story by  Ellen Ebsay (The Border Mail) Picture: MARK JESSER

Nikki Grae