John Fuller – Veggie Delight

Through the hardships of last year, Cancer Support Angels’ mission remained the same. Continuation of help to fulfil the wishes of cancer patients. In late June of 2020, John Fuller was receiving treatment for his bowel cancer at home in Cranbourne. He hoped to have his veggie garden up and growing before Spring. It was a joy of John’s to tend to his garden, so a veggie patch would only add to his hobby during his recovery.

The team at Cancer Support Angels were eager to help John achieve this small but meaningful dream of his. With some research into local garden products and companies, they were able to source donations from the great Paul Cootes and the staff at Cootes Quarry Products who gave life to Johns veggie patch with a few metres of soil.

Not only was he able to get a start on the veggie patch, John was also offered seedlings and starter packs from Cameron Knight at Mac Cladding to put in the soil, we thank him for also contributing to the CSA mission.

Cootes Quarry Products delivering the soil for the veggie patch.

John Fuller (on right) very happy with the soil he received from Cootes Quarry.

Within a couple of days of fantastic teamwork, the veggie garden was good to go. John could spend time tending to his new space heading into the warmer months.

If last year’s feeling was anything but pleasant, we can surely look back at generosities like these, where our charity strived to give light to the cancer community.

Cancer Support Angels would not be able to make a difference without our amazing donations from our sponsors and public. A gift or project that can make a smile appear on a patient, means that the day-to-day can be that little bit cheerier.

Please visit our donations and volunteer pages to see how you can support those with or recovering from cancer.

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This time of year is so hard, I am a single parent I have no capacity to work to make an income. I have a child that needs to regularly be taken to the city for trade school with no help with expenses. My other son is going into year 7 and his expenses have tripled and my 2 girls just keep growing and I cant keep up with clothing. I spend every cent I get into the household, it would be lovely as a once off if I was eligable for assistance to get some vouchers toward food and utilities expenses so I can put some toward a nice christmas gift for the kids. Pretty please and thank you for consideration.


Since being told that my cancer was terminal,I have been trying to clear debts etc and have no money for food and presents for my wonderful family who have helped and supported me through my journey. As this will be my last Christmas I would like it to be something special for them to remember.


Like many others we have just had to move just a few weeks before Christmas being a single mum with 2 kids it’s hard. I haven’t even started gift shopping because I just don’t know how I’m gonna afford it. My daughter is off to high school next year aswell. With all the drs appointments and scans I just wish life could be normal again


I’m a solo mum of two that’s not entitled to centrelink I’m unable to work my son works casual and also my 16 year old son has just started casual work aswell to helps us financially. My cervical cancer has spread aggressively given the choice to have Pelvic exteneration surgery in coming weeks.
Any help would be appreciated I’m lucky to have friends who help out when they can.


Hi, I would greatly appreciate any help this Christmas, I have 5 kids and no longer allowed to work due to my cancer and treatment.
I am struggling to pay treatment costs and finding money to pay for everyday bills, also to buy Xmas presents for my children. I am not entitled to any help from Centrelink, not even a healthcare card. On going trips to Adelaide, that is 5 hours away from home and paying for that puts a hard time on finances.
Any help this Xmas for my children would be amazing. Merry Christmas and God bless u all.


I am drowning in debts & with the continuous outlay for medications & bills it is causing so much anxiety . I have so much pain & need some treatments on my whole body to help heal & ease ongoing pain but can’t afford to as I’m on a very low income through Centrelink . I have no one I can ask for assistance & feel very embarrassed & ashamed to ask . Thank you


I have just fighting breast cancer for 1 year and bit trying to get back to work but it’s so hard and im only on centrelink I just love to have a great Christmas … thankyou so much xxx


I need a bit of help this year as I just can’t seem to get ahead, by the time bills, medications,,travel costs I really don’t have much left. My entire family, brothers,wives, kids and my kids are coming to lunch and I’d just like to make it special this year, so some vouchers for coles or Woolworths would really help, I need to feel happy instead sad, plus one brother is recovering from heart bypass. I don’t like asking for help, I’m stubborn. Cheers and Merry Christmas to you all.


My brother and his family live in Victoria and I haven’t seen them for almost 2 years. So much needs fixing in my unit especially the aircon. Even simple things like mowing the lawn is almost impossible. I’m doing as much as I can by myself but learning to ask for help is hard.


I live in Melbourne and have had all my treatment for breast cancer including a mastectomy and partial reconstruction on my own with the lockdowns. I am still having treatment till the end of Jan when the final reconstruction should occur. I have been cut off from family due to lockdowns and having to get tested and isolate before each trip to day oncology. All that has been expensive and if I could have some help possibly with vouchers or something so I can finally treat my nieces and nephew at christmas and my parents when they finally get to come to Melbourne to help me in January with the final operation it would be nice. I’m not sure what is possible though.