A show of appreciation by locals

After spending some time at the Western Care Lodge in Orange, locals Will Crofts and Mark Egan donated some Cobar artwork to show their appreciation. They are pictured above with lodge manager Sue Vaughn. Photo contributed

Cobar residents who have recently spent a fair bit of time at the Western Care Lodge in Orange to access cancer treatment have shown their appreciation by donating two unique Cobar artworks which will be hung up at the lodge.

Will Crofts recently spent five weeks at the lodge as he underwent radiation treatment while Mark Egan and partner Debbie Hagan spent four months there while Debbie was in and out of hospital for her cancer treatment.

Will’s wife Bec said they all wanted to show their appreciation for the wonderful care and hospitality they had received.

“Will and Mark put their heads together and came up with the idea of getting one of Mark’s photos enlarged and printed,” Bec said.

“Maddie’s Café also donated a framed ‘Cobar’ photo by local photographer Klae McGuinness and, after meeting with the mayor Lilliane Brady, she also jumped on board with a $1,000 donation.”

Western Care Lodge manager Sue Vaughn was very pleased to have received the
cash donation and artwork which will join the other beautiful artwork on the walls at the lodge.

Located in the grounds of the Orange Hospital, the Western Care Lodge provides a home away from home for cancer patients and their carers from across Western NSW who have to travel to Orange for radiation or chemotherapy treatment.