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How you’ve made a difference in 2020/21

Thank you

Despite the challenges, we’re navigating through COVID-19 together.

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to be challenging for us all. For cancer patients and their families, the constantly evolving situation has added more uncertainty and stress at a time that is already incredibly difficult.

Despite these challenges, we’re continuing to navigate through COVID-19 together. We’ve embraced new ways of working to ensure we can continue delivering programs, conducting research, and running campaigns.

Most importantly, thanks to you – our amazing supporters – we’ve been able to provide support to thousands of families across the state impacted by cancer, when they needed it most.

That’s why we want to say thank you. To all our volunteers, fundraisers, donors, partners and those who have supported us in any and every way – because of you, we’ve been able to keep our vital support services running throughout the pandemic and continued to invest in world-class cancer research.

As recent months have shown, we don’t know what is around the corner. What we do know, is that we can continue to rely on you, our wonderful supporters, to keep being there for people impacted by cancer in NSW.

Thank you from our CEO

“We couldn’t have done the work that we do to help people affected by cancer, if not for the support we get from you – all of our supporters and the community around us.”

Because of you, in 2020/21:

$mwas invested in cancer research

nights of affordable accommodation for cancer patients and carers


trips made so cancer patients and carers could get to treatment


the number of times our cancer information podcasts were listened to


golf clubs protected their members from skin cancer

View more about our performance over time

This is how much you raised for people affected by cancer:


Our new normal: Fundraising during COVID-19

This year has been another challenging year for all of us, but we have navigated it together. Thanks to your ongoing support, we’ve continued supporting people affected by cancer throughout 2020/21, despite our fundraising efforts being heavily impacted by the global pandemic.

Our much-loved flagship campaign, Daffodil Day, went virtual for the first time in its’ 34-year history. This meant our incredible volunteers were unable to turn our streets yellow by selling fresh daffodils and pins. Despite this, your unfaltering support meant that Daffodil Day still raised more than $670,000 to support people affected by cancer.

After cancelling last year due to the pandemic, we were delighted to once again hold POSH 2021, our fundraising gala ball, in May. We did things a little differently this year, with a satellite event taking place in the Southern Highlands on the same night as our flagship Sydney event. Thanks to our wonderful POSH Committee, our corporate partners, sponsors and guests we raised an incredible $1,064,000. This was a remarkable achievement that saw us reach the proud milestone of POSH raising $20million for cancer research since the first ever ball in 2000.

We have also received some extraordinary gifts left to us as legacies. One such gift was from Raymond Hutchinson, whose story you can read below. We are so grateful to people like Raymond who take the time to consider leaving us a gift in their will, helping to achieve a future less impacted by cancer and saving lives.

Despite the amazing support of our community, there are yet more challenges to overcome to ensure we can continue providing support to people impacted by cancer. Ongoing lockdowns in NSW have seen us forced to cancel or postpone even more fundraising events this year – events which are vital in helping us recover from the impact of the pandemic.

We need your support more than ever to continue our vital research and services to the people who need it most, now and into the future.

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Raymond’s legacy

Raymond had a heart of gold. He thought of other people above himself – that’s just who he was. Leaving a gift to Cancer Council was very important to him.
– John, Raymond’s best friend

Thank you to everyone who chose to leave a gift in their will to Cancer Council last year.

Read Raymond’s story

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Thank you to our benefactors

How we put the money to work

  • Total mission
  • Fundraising
  • Administration

Where the money comes from

  • Other income
  • Grants
  • Investments
  • Retail sun protection
  • Total fundraising

This year, we continued to grow and strengthen our valued partnerships with our corporate partners, trusts and foundations, beneficiary partners and major donors who are committed to our vision of a cancer free future.

Thank you to our partners