Being Brave: a story of survival and giving back
During our October networking lunch, hear from guest speaker Jay Chipman, Founder and Director of Homely Retreats. Jay is also a Mum of three, cancer survivor, Australian of the Year Nominee 2022- Local Hero and Citizen of the Year Nominee 2022 - Clarence City Council.
For the past 4.5 years, Jay has dedicated her time to founding a charity, Homely Retreats, which provides personalised support and nurtures families as a whole unit during their cancer journey.
Jay has been a substantial contributor in changing the way that we think and acknowledge the unique support needs of young families who are affected by cancer across Tasmania. In particular, shining a light on the effects that a parent going through cancer treatment has on the family dynamic and the higher percentage of relationship breakdowns in these instances- therefore the great importance in creating space for 'quality family time'. Jay and her team personally recognise these added challenges families face, which fuels their mission is to provide opportunity for rest, recharging and creating positive memories, no matter the outcome of their clients cancer journey.
Jay has been nominated for several awards, including the Australian of the Year Local Hero award in 2022, which recognises her work in the Not-For-Profit and cancer support space since 2018.
Come along for lunch, plus grab a drink on arrival, and hear Jay's moving story while connecting with other like-minded women in business.
We also encourage you to check out Homely Retreats' upcoming fundraising event and perhaps grab a ticket or two for that one as well.