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A new community support group for people affected by cancer on the Tweed Coast will begin in August at Cabarita Beach.

Wendy Shannon and Terry Cleal will facilitate the group which will meet on the first Thursday of every month.

Mr Cleal is an experienced cancer support volunteer at the Tweed Hospital and at the Wedgetail palliative support centre.

Ms Shannon is an oncology nurse at Tweed Hospital and has herself had breast cancer, She is currently also having treatment for metastatic bowel cancer, so as an oncology nurse and cancer patient, she has a unique perspective.

‘Terry and I are both community spirited and we welcome anyone in our community to engage as much as they feel comfortable,’ says Ms Shannon. ‘We hope to inform people of the local services available and provide a safe, supportive environment.’

Each month the group will host a guest speaker from the community,  upcoming speakers include NSW Cancer Council,  Coastal Community Acupuncture and psychologist John Barton.

‘We hope to create a supportive environment for patients and loved ones on the Tweed Coast,’ says Ms Shannon.

The group will gather on the first Thursday of the month from 11am at the Cabarita Beach Bowls Club. Everyone is welcome.


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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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