WGHG Nurse Specialists Kiona Smith, Carolyn Jarred, Shelly O’Dwyer, Colleen Butterworth, Pharaoh’s Secret Angels Janelle Hannath, Lisa Pharaoh, Natasha Davis and Oncology Nurse Unit Manager Anny Byrne.
Secret Angels support people with cancer

A team of secret angels who began fundraising in honour of a friends fight against cancer have raised $25,500 in eight months to support local cancer services.
Pharaohs Secret Angels presented a cheque to West Gippsland Hospital’s Oncology Unit to fund an additional treatment chair, new patient scales and more.

Volunteer Natasha Davis thanked the community for supporting the many events held by the secret angels. These included a bingo night, ladies day out movie nights and numerous raffles.

Pharaohs Secret Angels formed two years ago to support their friend Liza Pharoah during her cancer treatment. The group raised $60,000 in its first year for the Peter McCallum Cancer Institute.

“That result inspired us to continue fundraising this year to support local cancer services at West Gippsland Hospital,” Natasha said.

Liza Pharaoh said the team was an amazing group of women who had lifted her spirits during a challenging period in her life.

“Being part of the Secret Angels team and fundraising with friends to support others living with cancer has given me a focus and a mission. It has lifted my spirits during a challenging period.”

“The Oncology team at West Gippsland Hospital do an amazing job but they are limited to a one day a week service in a small facility.

“We hope our fundraising will help to purchase additional equipment and enhance services to improve the comfort and care of patients.”

Pharoah’s Secret Angels are planning more events for 2020 with a Charity Golf Day and Ladies High Tea on their fundraising calendar.

WGHG Oncology Nurse Unit Manager, Anny Byrne, thanked the Angels for their ongoing support.

“Having a group of women so passionate about helping others lifts the spirit of our team and our patients and we are truly grateful for their inspiring generosity. “

Anyone wishing to support Pharaoh’s Secret Angel’s should contact: pharaohssecretangels@hotmail.com