Taking the leap
to make
a difference



Newcastle, New South Wales
Sunday 29 March 2020

Aiming High

With your help, Courage for CanTeen Newcastle is aiming to raise $65,000 to support young people impacted by cancer in NSW.

Raised so far

$156

Our goal

$65,000

Welcome to Courage for CanTeen Newcastle

Courage for CanTeen is a full day skydiving adventure on Sunday 29 March 2020, raising funds and awareness for CanTeen.

Sixteen like-minded individuals with a strong sense of community are aiming to raise a combined $65,000 to support young people impacted by cancer. 

If reached, the funds raised will help 65 young people in New South Wales attend five recreation days during the year, where they can get a much-needed break from the daily pressures of living with cancer, plus attend a weekend program that helps young people to develop new skills to cope with cancer and connect with others going through a similar experience.

Show your support and watch the courageous participants take the 15,000 ft. leap onto the sands of Blacksmiths Beach from 9am onwards. And don’t forget to join us at the Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club to celebrate with the participants and enjoy the festivities! We’ll see you there!

Landing times:

9am

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10am

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11am

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12pm

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1pm

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2pm

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Keiran's story

"I joined CanTeen in 2016 after losing my mum to breast and liver cancer. At first I wasn't sure what to expect. I wasn’t super keen, as I was still trying to deny everything that had happened and avoid dealing with it all. But I now know that joining CanTeen was one the best choices I have ever made!

CanTeen has become like a family to me; I have made new friends, learnt new skills and learnt many amazing strategies to cope with the way I was feeling. It feels so wonderful to be surrounded by people who have been through a similar experience to you, who understand what you are going through and how you are feeling. I now look forward to seeing my CanTeen family every time I am invited to a program or event and regard them as some of my closest, most supportive friends."

Keiran, 19 years - Hunter and Northern NSW Member 

How you can help

Reward their courage and help make a difference! 

Get behind the 16 courageous participants who are taking the leap and skydiving 15,000 ft. on Sunday 29 March 2020, to support young people impacted by cancer.

The participants are determined to raise a combined total of $65,000!

Incredibly, this will allow 65 young people in NSW to attend five recreation days during the year, where they can get a much-needed break from the daily pressures of cancer. They will also attend a weekend program to develop new skills to cope with cancer and connect with others going through a similar experience.

To help them reach their goal and to support CanTeen, please donate.

Donate Today

About CanTeen

21 young people in NSW aged 12-25 are faced with the challenge of cancer each day, whether it's their own, or a close family member's diagnosis.

We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. Cancer makes them grow up too fast and weighs them down with worries they’re not supposed to have yet.

CanTeen is the game changer. We help young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can build the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down. That’s how CanTeen is the difference.

CanTeen works by having young people at the centre of everything we do. Combined with our leading-edge research into the emotional and social impacts of cancer, it ensures that we truly understand how cancer is different in a young person’s world.

To learn more about CanTeen:

Visit CanTeen 

If you would like to find out more information about Courage for CanTeen Newcastle, please contact:

Nicole Garske, State Manager - Hunter & Northern NSW
P: (02) 4906 1111
E: nicole.garske@canteen.org.au