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Iluka raffle group (left to right) Rhonda Hase, Lorelle Heaton, Brenda Loughman, Jane Bysher, Jo Kempshall and Alana Alexander. Image: contributed

A magnificent result from a few dedicated supporters

Even the impact of COVID-19 didn’t dampen the spirits of the Clarence Valley community which is evidenced in the magnificent figure of $11,130 raised last Sunday, November 1 at the Iluka Markets when a hugely successful raffle was drawn.

The raffle, being the culmination of the generosity and concerted efforts of a few passionate Cancer Council supporters and their helpers, who normally host individual events to raise much needed funds to help make an impact on cancer in our community.  The dedicated organisers include Brenda Loughman, Joanne Kempshall and Rhonda Hase. The funds raised going towards Cancer Council NSW cancer research, prevention, advocacy, information and support services.

The lucky winners of the three magnificent raffle prizes were, Greta Lindsay who won first prize; Pamper Package donated by Grace Cosmetics, Tamika Tamieka Huxley won second prize; 2-night’s accommodation for two people at the beautiful Angourie Resort, Yamba, plus a resort credit of $100, and donated by the Iluka Woombah Rotary Club, to the value of $480 included a two-course dinner for two at Cunjavoi Restaurant and Bar also donated by the Angourie Resort and Tanya Williams third prize; a $300 voucher generously donated by IGA Iluka.

The organisers along with Cancer Council would like to thank the generous sponsors who provided these wonderful prizes enabling Cancer Council, the largest funder of cancer research in NSW, the recipient of these amazing funds to help in their pursuit of a cancer-free future.

Every year in NSW alone, more than 46,492 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed, and the impact on families, carers and communities is significant.

Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer. Every day, Cancer Council supports families affected by cancer when they need it most, speaks out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empowers people to reduce their cancer risk, and finds new ways to better detect and treat cancer.