Chris is still in the Frankston Rehabilitation Centre (part of Peninsula Health); resting with 24 hr care. Pain is kept at a minimum and his anti seizure meds effectiveness are being constantly monitored. Whilst sleeping a lot, he still manages to annoy the nurses and take his own time taking his tablets, eating food etc. I wish he would eat more.
Please visit him when you have a chance, if you are wishing to do so; he is at Peninsula Health Rehab / Palliative Care, opposite Mt Erin College, near corner of Robinsons Rd.
Peninsula Palliative Care Centre
125 Golf Links Road
Frankston VIC 3199
Contact Details -Tel: 9784 8600
Chris is in: building 6 – room 6.
Please be considerate to his condition (no 20 questions or loud voices) and if there are other people – ie 2 or 3, pls wait in the end room adjacent to his and go in when they leave; ideally not too long – he does get very tired.
Or if you’d rather get Cath lunch, sit with her or something else, please offer.
If you have any queries about this, please call me: Steve 0457 544 104
The Balnarring Community Cancer Concert
Saturday was as surreal as it was successful; that many people bursting with community spirit was overwhelmingly humbling and pleasing. So many arrived from 2.30 pm onwards that by about 4pm, they’d reached capacity and had to turn hundreds of guests away. (Liquor licence, OH&S). Either that or wait at the front gate, which 50 people did, ongoing for hours as some guests exited -some were allowed in. Apologies to all those who could not show their support for Chris and actually enter the premises of the Heritage Hotel.
With 10 bands, 4 raffles, 2 large silent auctions and hundreds of people, -this whole day was bursting at its seams.
Thankyou to all the volunteers, bands, staff at the Heritage who made it as special as it was. Particularly Kate & Bernie, Ian & Ree and Mini who were fundamental in getting this day to happen and for seeking the vast amount of brilliant donations to raffle. To Sean & Paul for MC ing like Billy Crystal has never done and to Bob for producing such a high quality of sound – this made the bands and artists sound as wonderful as they did.
Photos to follow.
Performance-wise, there was some amazing individual acts that would create a frenzy in an inner city venue but this was not about individuals – this was about community and the reason we were there. To support someone from our community because they are, we are, you are, the community.
And that is what everyone did.
Over $14,000 was raised for the Balnarring Community Cancer Foundation – of which a substantial percentage will directly assist Chris & Cath.
There has been such passion and commitment to this cause that an annual event is being discussed.