The Childhood Cancer Association has accommodation available to support country/interstate families who are required to travel to Adelaide to undergo treatment at the Women's & Children's Hospital. Additionally, respite accommodation is available for member families who have a child with cancer or who have lost a child to cancer. (Please note some conditions do apply).
Michael Rice Units
The Childhood Cancer Association provides accommodation to country/interstate families, whilst their child is undergoing treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) in Adelaide. The four Michael Rice Units are conveniently located close to the WCH in Prospect. Families are able to stay for as long as required whilst their child is undergoing medical treatment, or should they be required to travel to Adelaide for medical appointments related to the child’s cancer treatment.
Accommodation at the Michael Rice Units is arranged through the Social Work team at the Women's and Children's Hospital.
We sincerely thank our partner Edge Church International, who in March 2010, completely transformed the Michael Rice Units. The renovation has significantly helped improve the quality of a families’ stay during this difficult journey. Work included painting, landscaping, provision of new appliances, furniture and equipment, as well as completely brand new kitchens and bathrooms. Watch the transformation here.
Respite Accommodation (Bradley's Place)
In 1991, Neil and Robyn Walker lost one of their twins, Bradley, to cancer at the age of four. The Walker's experience helped them to realise how important support systems were for other families facing a similar situation and subsequently became actively involved in supporting the work of the Childhood Cancer Association.
In 2004, with the funds raised by the Walkers and their fundraising group (The Six State Challenge Team) Bradley's Place was opened. Located at Inman Valley, the house is perfectly located close to great beaches, Granite Island, Greenhills Adventure Park and Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and all in reasonable proximity to Adelaide.
The completion of the project, aptly named 'Bradley's Place', means that children with cancer and their families now have a special place, a peaceful haven away from some of the stresses and demands that come with this life changing illness.
Families who have a child with cancer, and families who have lost a child to cancer are eligible to stay at Bradley's Place throughout the year. *Some conditions do apply.
Features of Bradley's Place include:
- 3 bedrooms including one King Size Bed, 2 bunk beds with trundles (6 single beds in total) and free-standing cot and port-a-cot
- Central heating and cooling
- Additional gas heating
- Games room
- Playground (fully fenced)
- Outdoor entertainment area
- Call Direct System to allow immediate access to SA Ambulance
- Bathroom with separate bath/shower, laundry with toilet
For further information about booking Bradley's Place, please contact Family Service on (08) 8239 2211.
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The Childhood Cancer Association is a fully self-funded organisation and therefore relies on the generous support of the community.
Childhood cancer presents many challenges for the child and their family. It affects not only the child but their brothers and sisters, parents, grandparents, friends and the whole community.
The Childhood Cancer Association provides support to the entire family.
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