Funded by community donations

Cancer Council Western Australia is a non-government agency and we rely on money given to us by the community to provide vital support services for cancer patients and their families, fund cancer research and run cancer education and prevention programs.

These community funds come to us in a number of ways:

  • through our major fundraising events such as Daffodil Day
  • through smaller community-based fundraising events
  • by generous people including us as a beneficiary in their Will
  • from sponsorship and support from WA businesses
  • from one-off or regular donations by phone, by post and via our online donations pages.
  • from income generated through our retail outlets including the Cancer Council Shop at Subiaco and our online retail shop.

In addition, we have been successful in securing grants from the State government for campaigns such as our Make Smoking History anti-tobacco campaign and the Go for 2&5® as well as for some of our other health promotion campaigns.

For more details of how these funds are utilised, please see our services.

Too many people in our community are affected by cancer - 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer before the age of 85. So the next time you buy a daffodil or go along to a morning tea or donate to us in some other way, please be assured that you are making a real difference in helping us to fight this terrible disease.

Thank you for your generous support!

If you’d like to, you can see our full financial statements which are available on our Annual Reviews page.