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Over $6000 was raised at the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema for the Cure Brain Can­cer Foun­da­tion last week It was in aid of Chloe Perry, an eight-year-old Euroa res­i­dent and can­cer pa­tient who has touched the hearts of the com­mu­nity.

FRIENDS and loved ones of Chloe Perry, an eight- year- old Euroa res­i­dent and can­cer pa­tient who has touched the hearts of the Euroa com­mu­nity, turned out in droves on Wed­nes­day, July 26 to at­tend a spe­cial movie screen­ing of Cars 3, rais­ing well in ex­cess of $6000 (and count­ing) to­wards the Cure for Brain Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

In what started ini­tially as a movie screen­ing to raise funds for an ex­tremely worth­while cause, turned into some­thing big­ger than Ben Hur, with a Break­fast at St John’s, a raf­fle, a spe­cial movie kiosk and a movie screen­ing with a real dif­fer­ence.

Chloe, daugh­ter of Dustin and Shannon Perry, was di­ag­nosed with neu­ro­log­i­cal glioma, a rare form of can­cer and is cur­rently un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy for the ill­ness.

Her con­di­tion has par­tic­u­larly af­fected the St John’s school com­mu­nity, where she is cur­rently a stu­dent.

Dustin, and close fam­ily friend Steven Jef­fery, who has been bat­tling leukaemia for the past sev­eral months, ini­tially con­tacted Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil ear­lier this year to see if they could help host and sup­port a can­cer fundraiser at the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema, which staff were only too happy to do.

Strath­bo­gie Shire mayor Aman- da McClaren said events like these are strongly en­cour­aged by Strath­bo­gie Shire, with sev­eral fundrais­ers planned over the next few months by var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups.

“The spe­cial screen­ing of Cars 3 is a great ex­am­ple of how suc­cess­ful our com­mu­nity cin­ema has be­come and how work­ing to­gether, we can make a real dif­fer­ence for worth­while causes.

“It is a tes­ta­ment to the gen­eros­ity of our res­i­dents that such a high amount of fund­ing was raised for the Cure for Brain Can­cer Foun­da­tion.”

Check out Strath­bo­gie Shire’s web­site for up­com­ing films and fundrais­ing events, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar Fam­ily Fun Nights and Girls Night Out.

This week, the cin­ema will play host to Ho­tel Cool­gar­die (MA15+), a doc­u­men­tary to be shown this week­end (Satur­day, August 5 at 8pm and Sun­day, August 6 at 4pm).

Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema is one of only five movie the­atres in Victoria and one of only nine in the en­tire coun­try show­ing this film.

Cin­ema pa­trons can now book their movie tick­ets on­line, by sim­ply jump­ing on our web­site and fol­low the links to the Try Book­ing page where you can pur­chase your $10 tick­ets.

This is the first time the Euroa Com­mu­nity Cin­ema has re­leased its tick­ets on­line.

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