Thanks to vets’ support group for generous donation

Mount Druitt Hospital palliative and supportive care unit nursing unit manager Trish Dalgleish, with group president Maree Johnson, treasurer Kay Hibbard and secretary Maureen Clements.

The Nepean Wives of Vietnam Veterans support group made a generous donation of $1100 to the supportive and palliative care unit at Mount Druitt Hospital.

The group was formed 17 years ago by Maree Johnson, after her husband was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Maree believed there was a need for a support network for women, whose husbands were returned servicemen, with similar problems.

Currently, the group has 35 active members, who have created a safe environment to discuss issues, provide support and share social outings and retreats.

The group’s generosity to the community is inspiring – they have been sending care packages to Australian troops for more than five years, regularly knit and sew turbans for the Nepean Cancer Clinic, as well as running a craft group with 16 members.

The donation received from the Nepean Wives of Vietnam Support Group will be used to provide patient comfort items in the unit.

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