Loads of care in each and every card

Coles Ocean Grove team members Angela Salter, Belinda Davies, Cameron Wolfenden, Ryan Catania and Deanne Humm are supporting Redkite. 162569

FROM now until 27 December, Ocean Grove shoppers can provide financial support to children and young people affected by cancer, by purchasing a $2 Redkite donation card from Coles at Ocean Grove.
In the lead-up to Christmas, local residents can show their support for families affected by cancer amid predictions that demand for financial assistance among cancer patients is likely to soar by more than 20 per cent across Victoria.
National cancer charity, Redkite, predicts financial assistance for children and young people affected by cancer will be in higher demand than ever before as families feel the pressure with growing costs during the holiday season.
Victorian mother Simone Clements, whose six-year-old son Hayden Clements was diagnosed with a brain tumour, said the support from Redkite was invaluable in helping families such as her own.
“Redkite provides huge relief. Without them we couldn’t have got through this year. We received food and petrol vouchers and that assisted us so much,” she said.
“We were travelling into the hospital four to five days a week and the petrol bill, parking, medications and spending on food at the hospital just accumulated very quickly, and that didn’t even include babysitters or feeding extra family members who came to help.”