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Cohen Daly has continued to inspire everyone, including the Clarence Valley community, with his courage as he bravely fought cancer. Image: contributed

Cohen’s courage continues to inspire supportive community spirit

Emma Pritchard Clarence Valley businesses, artists and musicians have joined forces alongside the generosity of the Copmanhurst community to raise funds for 12-year-old Cohen Daly as he bravely continues to battle Osteosarcoma. A night of live entertainment, raffles and an auction will be held on March 20 from 5pm at the Rest Point Hotel in Copmanhurst with all proceeds raised going directly to Cohen’s ongoing medical expenses. Items, artworks and services which have been kindly donated for auction include framed prints from South Grafton business Rustique Revivals, a paddock slashing service, to be offered within 30km of the hotel, by Dean Wood Farm Management and AA Towing, and camping equipment provided by members of the local community. Raffle prizes available to be won include a $50 voucher at the Rest Point Hotel, a $100 gift certificate from Touch of Paradise Beauty and Day Spa Salon, a $150 camping voucher at Heifer Station located at The Gorge and exquisitely handmade items generously created and donated by the Iluka Quilting Group. Local band The BoHoes and support band Jam & Toast will perform at the hotel on Saturday night with the auction scheduled to begin at 8pm. Cohen’s grandparents and Copmanhurst residents Dave and Trish Seymore continue to be blown away by the incredible and ongoing support the Clarence Valley community is showing their grandson and they look forward to a seeing a large turn out at the hotel during the weekend. Mrs Seymore said words can’t express the family’s gratitude to the entire Clarence Valley community, adding they feel overwhelmed and incredibly humbled by the support for Cohen. Owner of local business Rustique Revivals Brenda Clarke is proud to be involved with the upcoming event to raise funds for Cohen. As the parent of a child who has previously fought, and won, a battle with cancer, she understands what the 12-year-old and his family are currently going through and she was more than happy to make a donation. Ms Clarke said while she can never repay people for the heartfelt generosity previously extended to her family, she can pay it forward. “There are a lot of people out there supporting Cohen and I was just happy to help out,” she said graciously. Cohen is currently undergoing further chemotherapy in the oncology unit of Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Bookings are essential for the event this weekend. Please contact the Rest Point Hotel on 6647 3125 to reserve a table.