Linen representatives help kids with cancer

CUTE: Lorraine Lee Linen representative Erin Gunn. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

CUTE: Lorraine Lee Linen representative Erin Gunn. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

BENDIGO'S Lorraine Lea Linen consultants are raising money for children with cancer.

Lorraine Lea consultants are supporting the Party for Kids with Cancer fundraising appeal by donating their own party profits and volunteering for Camp Quality programs.

Lorraine Lea will also make a $3 donation from the sale of every PJ or Heather Bear soft toy to the fundraiser.

Executive area manager Louise Maud lives in Bendigo and is encouraging central Victorian residents to book a party.

"The area I look after is country Victoria and last year we raised $32,000," she said.

"This year we're hoping to beat that.

"With our consultants we ask that they make a really big personal effort during the month of June to create an extra party in their program and donate their commissions from that party to party for kids with cancer.

"How we ask them to look at it is, it's not like it's money they're missing out on, all it is is four hours of their time.

"Some of the girls can donate $300 or $400 which is not something that they would normally be able to do because financially you're trying to budget and make ends meet.

"But by creating that extra party it enables them to donate their commission."

Mrs Maud said party hosts could also donate to the cause.

"When we get hosts come on board some hosts actually want to donate what they'd normally get in free linen, their credits towards Party for Kids.

"It's pretty easy to find someone who has been affected by cancer so it's a cause close to people's hearts."

Consultant Erin Gunn said working for Lorraine Lea Linen provided a great work-life balance.

"I love it," she said.

"It works in for me with young kids, too, which is great."

Lorraine Lea established the Party for Kids with Cancer fund 14 years ago in honour of the company’s co-founder, Peter Ryan, who lost his battle with cancer in 1999.

For more information, visit www.linenparties.com/Community/Kids-with-Cancer.aspx 

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