ABOUT 15 children suffering from cancer have been helped by the Western Cancer Society.
While holding one of their fundraising drives at the Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka yesterday, the society secured more assistance to help the children who undergo chemotherapy at the Lautoka Hospital.
"We look after children that come into the Lautoka Hospital for their chemotherapy, so the Western Cancer Society has been raising money to get these children to hospital," said society president Margaret Rounds.
"Those yellow tins that you see out in the shops in town collect the money that goes towards that.
"There's around 10 or 15 children that we are currently looking after. We have one little boy who comes all the way from Yanuca and we help in his boat fare and transportation to and from the hospital.
"We give the nurses a certain amount each month and they come in and sign in and sign off for them.
"We also help with medication from time to time for the children."
She said the society had also been in the forefront of taking medical care to those who were not able to travel to hospital.
"We also do palliative care where we go out with fruit baskets to those who are just waiting.
"We try our best to give them as much comfort as we can.
"Our main project is the caravan, we pay for the fuel, the maintenance and it takes the medical team either from the Sai Clinic or the Lautoka Hospital and we take them out to rural areas where they conduct screenings and visit patients."