Com­mu­nity backs cou­ple’s Va­ri­ety fundrais­ing

Pilbara News - - PILBARA NEWS - Tom Zaun­mayr

The Ex­mouth com­mu­nity has pitched in once again for a local cou­ple’s fundrais­ing ef­forts for Va­ri­ety WA ahead of the di­a­monds and pearls Va­ri­ety Bash.

Nikki and Andy Sut­ton raised $8000 through a pro­gres­sive din­ner held for their fundrais­ing ef­forts, bring­ing their to­tal to about $15,000 this year.

The din­ner started with en­tree at the light­house be­fore mov­ing to Cadil­lacs and Whalers restau­rant for mains and dessert.

Mrs Sut­ton said hold­ing events rather than ask­ing for money was a way to give back.

“It’s a lot of fun, ev­ery­one had a re­ally good time,” she said. “It was rain­ing the day be­fore but it was beau­ti­ful on the night and just lovely up there at the light­house.

The Sut­ton’s 1972 HQ States­man will take on the Gibb River Road from Ku­nunurra to Broome this year.

“We par­tic­i­pate be­cause it’s all for the chil­dren and our son had leukaemia when he was younger,” Mrs Sut­ton said.

“What I re­ally like about Va­ri­ety is it sup­ports things out­side of the pa­ram­e­ters of what nor­mal fund­ing can do.”

Over the past seven years the Sut­tons have raised more than $130,000, with a lot go­ing back into the Ex­mouth com­mu­nity.

Pic­ture: Bran­wen Smith

Nikki and Andy Sut­ton’s Va­ri­ety Bash car.

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