Donations have been dire due to COVID-19, but the outflow of income continues for Pink Angels Dubbo.
Pink Angels president Sue Gavenlock said although they have been 'hit very heavily' due to COVID circumstances, their determined to continue supporting newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
"We try to do as much fundraising as possible each year, but due to COVID-19 most of our fundraisers have been cancelled or postponed," Mrs Gavenlock said.
"We have very little income coming in but our expenses are much the same."
Because of the circumstances, Mrs Gavenlock said it is crucial for community members to support the charity by donating if possible.
"We understand many people aren't in the position to make donations, but if you can donate, it will help enormously.
"A hundred per cent of the money goes to local patients."
Mrs Gavenlock said she is determined to lead the charity through the difficulties of COVID as she is passionate in the help it offers those in need.
"We know how important the charity is and how big a role it plays in the lives of those undergoing such difficult times," she said.
"We've had breast cancer survivors come up to us when we are out collecting donations and tell us; thank you for helping me."
Mrs Gavenlock said the local registered breast cancer charity began feeling the effects of the pandemic in late February to early March.
"Over the last three months, we have had 22 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
"Each patient is given $2,000, which goes towards anything from fuel and grocery vouchers to covering the costs of pharmaceuticals and accommodation as they have to travel to Orange to receive Radiation."
Pink Angels vice president Margo Green said each newly diagnosed patient also receives a care package containing products such as body lotion, face moisturiser, lip balm and a Pink Angels suncatcher and bracelet.
"We also give each patient a cashmere beanie to help keep their heads warm when undergoing chemo as well as a cooling towel," Mrs Green said.
Patients are referred to the charity by Dubbo's two breast care nurses, who also inform the charity of the patients needs. Although the charity has had to cancel a number of fundraising events, including their annual Mother's Day raffle, they have been successful in hosting their first-ever online fundraising raffle.
Each raffle is $2 and can be purchased by visiting the Pink Angels Facebook page and commenting on their fundraiser raffle post stating how many tickets you would like.
You will then be able to transfer the money into the Pink Angels bank account.
There are four prizes up for grabs including a three-night package stay at the Marriott Retreat as the first prize and a Killara Golf Club voucher as the second prize.
To find out other ways in which you can help contact Mrs Gavenlock on 0439827876 or Mrs Green on 0408634683.