Illawarra’s Angels at Work charity event returns

Seven years of flight. A scene from the launch of the inaugural Angels at Work when business angels turned plenty of heads when they first appeared in 2010.
Seven years of flight. A scene from the launch of the inaugural Angels at Work when business angels turned plenty of heads when they first appeared in 2010.

Angels at Work returns next Friday for the seventh year.

The annual event allows workers across the Illawarra help the Leukaemia Foundation provide community services to local families affected by blood related cancers. Since humble beginnings in 2010 Angels at Work has raised more than $140,000.

Leukaemia Foundation regional manager Nina Field said funds raised ensured vital services were provided at no cost to those who need them. Illawarra business angels help provide safe transport to and from hospital treatments and accommodation close to major treatment centres. “It also helps deliver educational programs as well as emotional support and advocacy”.

Angels at Work 2017 starts with an invitation only breakfast launch at Finance Control where patient ambassador David Crowe will speak. Angels will then spread their wings and visit businesses in Woonona, Corrimal, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Unanderra, Shellharbour and Warilla.

There are many opportunities to be involved and make donations. An ANZ Angels team is hosting a High Tea on June 25 with tickets at bit.ly/anzhightea. Donations can be made only bit.ly/angelsdonate2017. Further information at bit.ly/angelsatwork2017.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.