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Original Painting of Yamba Pelicans & Lucky Door Prizes

Grevillea Waters Cancer Care fundraiser, a tremendous success

Over the 12 months of each year, the Cancer Care Committee of Grevillea Waters Village raise funds for the Northern NSW Cancer Institute at Grafton and Lismore. Events culminate in a huge celebration of raffles, great food and a few good cuppas each May.

By May 31, our last day of fundraising for 2022, over $8,000 will have been raised, nearly double the $4,365 amount for 2021. Making it over $12,000 donated within 2 years. All monies are directed to the Cancer Care Units at Lismore and Grafton to assist those patients undergoing cancer treatment, to try and make their treatments a bit more bearable.

Prize Winners choosing a prize from the table

On Tuesday May 24, 140 residents and guests came together at the Grevillea Waters Community Hall to raise funds and celebrate the end of the fundraising year. This day was only made possible due to unbelievably great generosity of the businesses in Yamba. There were over 150 donations in the form of either gift vouchers or goods along with cash donations from businesses and goods from some of our residents (who go out and buy items to donate). Throughout the event, attendees were continually reminded of from where all the great raffle prizes had come, namely local businesses. As a result, there were five raffles held and there was also a limited ticket raffle for an original piece of artwork painted by resident Ron Gibson, along with a raffle of all handmade prizes – quilt, crocheted blanket, doll statue and rope bowls, all made and donated by residents.

The Yamba business community is to be wholeheartedly congratulated for their support of our fundraising efforts. The final amount to be donated and delivered to the Cancer Care Units at Grafton and Lismore Hospitals will be $8,400. Then, from June 1, the residents at Grevillea Waters will again begin their fundraising year with raffles held on Friday nights for meat and seafood vouchers, along with boxes of fresh produce, all purchased from our business supporters, to start the 2023 fundraising cycle. Also, there are going to be a couple of other events held during the year, but they are still in the planning stages, as we cannot rely on just raffles if we want to crack $10,000 raised in a year.