Sheila Longden enjoys using her sewing skills and community networks to make a difference for women with breast cancer.
"Following the diagnosis of a family member over ten years ago, I wanted to do my bit to help women with breast cancer in my local community," Sheila explains.
Sheila has been hand-sewing items, including breast cushions, to help increase comfort for women undergoing treatment, for more than a decade.
In addition to making hand-sewn items, Sheila has engaged her community networks to fundraise for breast cancer services at Eastern Health.
Together with local businesses, friends and family, Sheila has raised over $11,000 to date.
"Most people know someone who’s had cancer. And even if they don’t, they still want to help people undergoing cancer treatment," says Sheila.
"I have raised thousands of dollars to date and will continue to support patients at Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre."
"People are willing to help – you’ve just got to ask!"