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.