Cancer Nurse honoured with fundraising award

01 Mar 2023

We are proud to have nominated and see oncology nurse, Jenna Sing, was named as the Fundraising Champion of the Year at the Fundraising Institute of Australia‘s National Awards for Excellence.

Ms Sing, who works with Bendigo Health and oversees its well-regarded Cancer Wellness Program, said she was honoured to receive the award for her role in advocating for donations to support the work she is passionate about. “It is lovely to be recognised as the Fundraising Champion of the Year, however it is the generosity of our community that really needs to be acknowledged here.” Ms Sing said.

“I am fortunate to work in a role that allows me to work within the Gobbé Wellness Centre and help local cancer patients with complementary therapies such as oncology massage, reflexology and counselling. Both the Wellness Centre and services offered through the Cancer Wellness Program are 100% funded through fundraising and it’s only from donations, local grants and corporate support that we can offer these opportunities.” Ms Sing added.

Director of Bendigo Health’s Fundraising & Foundation Department, Rachel Mason said the organisation was incredibly lucky to have such a motivated and willing supporter of its fundraising activities, “Be it advocating for corporate support within her networks and at her local football and netball club, offering to speak at fundraising events or being the face of our Cancer Wellness Program, Jenna is helping to create a culture of philanthropy in our local community.”

 “The Fundraising Champion of the award acknowledges the highly valued contribution of fundraising advocates and supporters who do not hold a specific fundraising role, but whose efforts contribute to, facilitate, grow and support fundraising success. We are so proud to see Jenna acknowledged for her work and take our this acclaimed award.” Mrs Mason said.

The Gobbé Wellness Centre is home to Bendigo Health’s Cancer Wellness Program which incorporates oncology massage, reflexology, cancer rehabilitation, yoga, meditation, and pet therapy.

Visit Cancer Wellness Program page