The persistent wet weather did nothing to dampen the spirits and generosity of between 80 and 100 people who attended the Rest Point Hotel in Copmanhurst on March 20 for a night of live entertainment, raffles and an auction, to raise funds for 12-year-old Cohen Daly.
As the young boy with the gorgeous smile and fierce determination continues battling osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of cancer that develops in the cells which form bones, the rural village where his grandparents Dave and Trish Seymore live, and the wider Clarence Valley community, have rallied to support him and his family.
After previously raising over $1000 at a community market day on March 6, Mrs Seymore said another $2000 had been raised for Cohen over the weekend.
“With the kindness and generosity of our Clarence Valley community, we have raised $5000 in the last six weeks,” she gratefully revealed.
“We can’t thank everyone enough for what they’ve done.”
Local band The Bohoes and support band Jam & Toast performed at the hotel on Saturday night while several Clarence Valley businesses including Rustique Revivals, John Williams Optometrist and Harveys Jewellers kindly donated gift vouchers and artwork to be auctioned at the event.
The $2000 raised from the night will go directly towards Cohen’s ongoing medical expenses.
The Seymores recently visited their grandson in the oncology unit at the Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney and doctors will reassess his progress during the next few weeks.
If you would like to make a donation to help Cohen and his family, please visit his GoFundMe page
More that $26400 had been raised for Cohen at the time of publication.
Photo 1: A night of live entertainment featuring local bands, auctions and raffles at the Rest Point Hotel in Copmanhurst on March 20, raised more than $2000 for Cohen Daly. Image: contributed.
Photo 2: Cohen Daly smiles bravely as he continues to fight osteosarcoma in the Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Image: contributed.