Younger Women's Cancer Support Group

ACT & Surrounding Region (YWCSG)


Unfortunately due to rapidly evolving COVID situation and the risk on more vulnerable members in the group/community, we have temporarily put a hold on any in-person fundraising events and attendance at markets etc.


THE MARKET @ BUNGENDORE - Sunday 13 June 2021

We had our first information stalls at the Tuggeranong Lake Mother's Day Walk & Markets (9 May 2021), Queanbeyan Market on 16 May 2021, and then the Braidwood Market on 22 May 2021. All have been great opportunities to let people know in the ACT Region about us, and connect in with other groups.

We're going to have this information stall at future markets around the Canberra region with raffle tickets, the YWCSG Bears, Fluffy Crunch gourmet Fairy Floss and Ceramic Paint Kits available for purchase. Donations are also extremely appreciated! If you’re around and see us at any of these markets, please drop by and say hi!

All proceeds will go towards providing support to younger women in the ACT region affected by a cancer diagnosis, hosting information sessions events, and other activities that provide continual support and connection. 💖🌻


Purchasing a YWCSG bear is the cuddliest way to support our group! Measuring 20cm tall (seated), these super soft brown bears are perfect for those who would like to help but are not located in Canberra and/or unable to attend events. Regardless if you buy one for yourself or donate a bear(s) to a group member, they are guaranteed to provide love and joy!

Our new online shop is up and running with the YWCSG bears now available for purchase, in addition to Fluffy Crunch Fairy Floss and limited DIY ceramic painting kits ... and you also have the option of donating here too. There's FREE shipping on orders over $100, and pickup/free delivery options for those in the Canberra region.

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday for our official group launch. 🎪 🌞 🎪
With the sun shining, smell of BBQ in the air and the rides/petting zoo a massive attraction for anyone passing through the area, we felt the day went really well and everyone had heaps of fun.
Whether it was volunteering, running around to get additional supplies at the last minute, providing wonderful products and services which attracted people to the event, donations from stalls/proceeds of sales and/or all of the above, we have everyone involved on the day to truly thank for a successful event!!
All up we raised very close to $3,500 – which was a decent effort considering the majority of our promotional items arrived the week after! Even though this delayed shipment debacle gave us a bit of hit to our financial budgeting, we’re focusing on the positive impact that the large amount of people traffic could have on the local business community as well as getting the word out there about support for younger women affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Now that our promotional items have arrived the YWCSG Admin Team are looking at additional fundraising options to continue to support our members and raise awareness, including an online store with a very special piece of merchandise. 😉
Another option we are also considering is a regular YWCSG Local Business Market – if this is of interest to you, either as a stallholder and/or getting involved in the coordination and/or volunteer side, please let us know.
Once again, thank you so much for everyone’s involvement in Saturday’s Market Day success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
🌻 Beth, Shara, Kathleen, Leah, Louise and Tara 🌈