St Andrew’s
Catholic College, Redlynch Valley

A P-12 College celebrating each individual; promoting excellence in learning and teaching; and fostering active community participation.

Young Ladies of St Andrew’s

The Young Ladies of St Andrew’s are a group of students working together to make a difference to those ladies in Cairns suffering with Breast Cancer.

The Young Ladies raise money through fundraisers such as Pink Day, Mother’s Day soap sales and Girl’s Night In. The money raised supports the Breast Cancer Clinic through the purchase of hand-made soaps that are given to ladies after surgery.

The girls work closely with the breast care nurses regarding the ladies’ needs and the best form of assistance. Some of their projects have included making cards, suppling books for the breast care nurses to give to patients, supplying bra vouchers, decorating bags to use for care packages and purchasing items to decorate the quiet room the Breast Care nurses use for consultations.  The Young Ladies also create care packages with items patients might need in hospital and donate special vouchers for the family to do something together, e.g. movies or bowling etc.

The YLSA are also assisted in the 'Knitted Knockers' program (wool is donated to a local knitting group to make ‘Knitted Knockers’, a type of breast prosthesis for women who have had a breast removed). We also provide drainage bags made from lovely bright coloured fabric. We are always keen to have helpers with our sewing.

If you are interested in assisting with any of our project please contact Mrs Jo Lawson at the College via email

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