Three Decades of Volunteering

Posted 20 Sep 2017.


Innaloo grandmother Kay Donatti is a volunteer with an incredible track record having clocked up countless hours of commitment over nearly three decades of service with us!

At the age of 77 she continues to regularly volunteer with our Wig Service and fundraise for us with the help of her husband, Bert.

Mrs Donatti said she was originally inspired to get involved with volunteering after her own experience of breast cancer in her thirties.

She has worked in a range of volunteer positions with us over the years including becoming one of the original members of our Wig Service in 1991.

Now based at Milroy Lodge in Shenton Park, Mrs Donatti continues to enjoy her monthly shift assisting women who are looking for a wig or head covering during their cancer treatment.

"Volunteering with Cancer Council has really become part of my life and I really enjoy chatting to the people who come into our service.

"It's also amazing to witness the difference we can make to someone's self-confidence just by fitting them with a wig or turban," she said.

Mrs Donatti recently switched roles from volunteering to fundraising on Daffodil Day to help raise funds so that we can continue our work.

"In my voluntary work at the Wig Service, I get to see first-hand the positive impact of Cancer Council services so I know how valuable these fundraisers are," said Mrs Donatti.

Find out more about our support services here or call our Cancer Nurses on 13 11 20.


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