Good Guys help youth
THE Good Guys Coffs Harbour is marking the 21st National Youth Week by showing support for young people touched by cancer.
The local Good Guys store has been a long time supporter of CanTeen Hunter & Northern NSW Division, an Australian organisation assisting young people living with cancer.
Claudia Lennon, CanTeen's Sydney and Central NSW manager, believes that many people remember their youth as being fun and carefree, however says it is important to remember that it can also be a difficult and confusing time.
“Being diagnosed with cancer, or a family member being diagnosed, raises a whole additional set of emotional, physical and practical issues that anyone, regardless of age, would find extremely challenging,” Claudia said.
“CanTeen supports these young people along their journey, bringing compassion and understanding to them as they tackle the many issues facing them. National Youth Week is a terrific opportunity for the public to embrace their positive contribution to our community.”
Proprietor of The Good Guys Coffs Harbour Joshua Cornell makes a donation from every transaction in-store to assist CanTeen Hunter & Northern NSW Division with the work they do in supporting Australian youth facing the effects of cancer.
Funds raised by the store go towards supporting programs such as CanTeen's 'Good Grief', which is designed to encourage young people to talk about the changes and loss encountered in their lives due to cancer, including changes to their lifestyle, coming to terms with the change in their brother or sister due to cancer, or grieving the death of a sibling or parent.
Joshua believes CanTeen plays a vital role in supporting young people in the community who are affected by cancer, and says that the service they provide is immeasurable.
“CanTeen supports young locals as they go through their cancer journey. Our team at The Good Guys Coffs Harbour is proud to support them.”