Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Chairs for Palliative Carers

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Chairs for Palliative Carers

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Byline: Tim Howard Tim.howard@dailyexaminer.com.au

RAISING money for palliative care is something close to the hearts of the dynamic duo of Denise Barnier and Rosemary Munro.

Their latest effort has equipped the palliative care ward at Grafton Base Hospital with two sofa chairs which allow family to comfortably stay with patients.

Denise's husband, the Voice of Jacaranda, Doug Barnier, died five-and-a-half years ago from brain cancer and Rosemary lost her mother, Joyce, to lung cancer.

Their experiences have steeled them to do whatever they can to raise awareness of the insidious disease and make money to fund research into a cure for it.

Rosemary is the chairman of the Grafton Relay for Life committee, which earlier this year raised $133,000 for cancer research and Denise is a tireless worker for the cause.

aWe did a Christmas in July for Relay for Life and Arthur Lysaught at the Grafton District Services Club was so pleased with it, he said we had to do it again,a Denise said. …

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