Life Members

Yvonne Cuschieri OAM:

Yvonne founded The Cancer Support Group in 1986, Yvonne and volunteers ran all operations of The Cancer Support Group (Rise Above) for 15 years until the Group grew to the extent where two additional full-time staff were required.

Joe Cuschieri:

Joe assisted Yvonne with the running of  The Cancer Support Group (Rise Above) for 15 years. Joey was a vital volunteer for the Group, he committed himself to every fundraising event and organised extra assistance from voluntary workers when required.

Robyn Murphy OAM:

Robyn helped Yvonne organise and run fundraising events for the Group since the early stages of the Group’s development. Robyn assisted in the growth of the Group throughout her life and still remains a committed member, acting as the NSW Public Officer on the Board of Directors.

Paul Walshe OAM:

Paul was on the Board of Directors since it’s initiation in 2006. Paul’s Hawaiian Ball raised over $200,000 for the Group over the years and contributed a significant amount of time and resources into Rise Above. Unfortunately, Paul stepped down from the Board in 2014 but will remain a Life Member of the Group. Thank you Paul for your significant contribution to our charity.

Hugh Percy:

Mr Hugh Percy who the Board has honored this year (2019), by conferring upon him life membership of Rise Above. The Board bestowed this honor in recognition of his outstanding and enduring service to our association as a Board member since 2004, and Chairman from 2006 to 2018. Hugh will step down from the Board at the 2019 AGM.