Zonta Club of Hobart

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Zonta is an international organisation that aims to advance the status of women throughout the world. The Zonta Club of Hobart was formed in 1971. The Zonta Club of Hobart undertakes a variety of fundraising and service activities to meet the aims of Zonta International.

The Zonta Club of Hobart have been providing breast care cushions for many years but have had insufficient funds to meet a growing demand. In Round 24, the Tasmanian Community Fund provided the Zonta Club of Hobart with $1 000 to provide 100 breast care cushions to women receiving surgical treatment for breast cancer. Using the funds provided by the Tasmanian Community Fund, the Zonta Club of Hobart were able to purchase all the materials necessary to make the 100 cushions. The Zonta volunteers then gathered every six weeks to convert the materials into cushions which were then delivered to hospitals. The specially designed cushions offer comfort, support and post-operative protection to women who are going through the physical and emotional trauma of breast cancer.