$20,000 in 20 months

Mt Hotham Falls Creek - - FRONT PAGE -

MT HOTHAM ski­ing com­pany re­tail su­per­vi­sor Mel Yeates (pic­tured) has added some star power to a quest to raise $20,000 in 20 months.

On Satur­day night at The General ac­tor and char­ity cham­pion Sa­muel John­son will be on hand to help with a fundrais­ing auc­tion from 8.30pm.

Yeates, who will also em­bark on a na­tion­wide trip at the end of Septem­ber rais­ing money for charities sup­port­ing the fight against men­tal ill­ness and cancer, has al­ready banked $5600 to­wards the goal.

The 29-year-old said per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence and friend­ships were driv­ing her busk­ing road trip across the coun­try and hoped the auc­tion would also help reach the tar­get.

“Sa­muel’s sis­ter has ter­mi­nal cancer, and he rode around Australia for a whole year on a uni­cy­cle, rais­ing al­most $1.5m,” she said.

“He and his sis­ter Con­nie are the founders of one of the charities, Love Your Sis­ter, which I’m rais­ing money for and we have been email­ing back and forth for some time.

“He was only too happy to come up to the moun­tain – it’s re­ally in­cred­i­ble.”

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