Every week, a child in South Australia is diagnosed with cancer. But for every new diagnosis, the Childhood Cancer Association is on hand to step up and help out.

As one of Australia's key childhood cancer support organisations, the Childhood Cancer Association provides a range of practical, hands-on assistance to kids with cancer and their families.

From counselling, accommodation and respite to education support and survivorship assistance — these vital services are all tailored to meet the needs of each individual family.

We’re proud to support the Childhood Cancer Association’s critical work and today announced a $50,000 donation.

The latest donation continues our commitment to the Childhood Cancer Association and follows a $50,000 donation made in 2019 and 2020, which helped fund integral support services for kids with cancer and their families.

Childhood Cancer Association Chief Executive Cath O’Loughlin said the team was delighted to receive another donation from The Lott by SA Lotteries.

“Every year we support hundreds of local children with cancer, and their families, and to receive this donation again from The Lott in 2021 will make a huge difference to those families,” she said.

“We’ll be using this donation to assist country and interstate families with free accommodation, while their child is undergoing treatment at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

“To be able to offer this accommodation free of charge takes away unnecessary financial pressures and gives families the space to have a comfortable home environment while they try and manage the incredible upheaval in their lives.

“We are thrilled to say that $50,000 will fund more than 800 nights of accommodation for families in need.

“We don’t receive any ongoing government funding and rely solely on the generous support of the local community and businesses like The Lott to help us continue to provide vital services and support. We couldn’t be more thankful for this donation.”

With a new family referred to the Childhood Cancer Association every week, The Lott General Manager Andrew Shepherd said the need for continued childhood cancer support services was clear.

“Last year, we were honoured to donate $50,000 to the Childhood Cancer Association and we are proud to once again continue supporting the team on their incredible mission,” he said.

“This partnership continues a long-held tradition of The Lott funding vital health and medical initiatives. We’re committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and helping families with their incredibly tough battle with cancer is something we are very passionate about. 

“We want children with cancer to receive as much help as possible while they are going through an unimaginable ordeal. This is why we are so proud to support Childhood Cancer Association by providing this $50,000 donation.”