Donation gives cancer patients a chance to relax

Landsboroughlodge Bloomhill Massage Tables Large

A donation of two new massage tables for Bloomhill Cancer Care will help Sunshine Coast cancer patients to receive ongoing remedial or oncology massages.

The non-profit organisation which supports over 1,200 people living with cancer annually, welcomed the donation that was provided by Landsborough Masonic Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland.

Landsborough Masonic Lodge Secretary Walter Charlwood said the Lodge hoped the gift would allow Bloomhill’s therapists to continue providing much-needed respite for patients.

“Remedial or oncology massage can really make a difference to patients’ overall outlook and wellbeing, which is why we wanted to help Bloomhill by replacing their existing massage tables,” Walter said.

Last financial year Bloomhill provided 393 reflexology sessions, 505 massage sessions, 363 acupuncture sessions and 674 lymphoedema management sessions.

Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark said Bloomhill Cancer Care was a worthy recipient.

“Enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer aligns with our values, to alleviate suffering and empower people to lead better lives,” Gary said.

“With our help, Landsborough Masonic Lodge’s grassroots charity work has been doubled,” he said.

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