Light the Night shone bright on Friday evening
ON FRIDAY, local band Chasing the Fence kicked off fundraiser Light the Night.
The official ceremony had a special start with Joanne Barker singing Delta Goodrem’s Dear Life.
Branch and volunteer co-ordinator Mary-Jane Diacopanagiotis, who was the guest speaker on the night, thanked all those who played a vital role in ensuring the success of the event.
“The money from Light the Night provides emotional and practical support to those families in need at a time when their lives have been turned upside down with the devastating news of their diagnosis. With no ongoing government funding, the generosity of so many is greatly appreciated,” Ms Diacopanagiotis said.
Organiser Angie Sims said the willingness and generosity of so many community groups and individuals who were eager to be part of this year’s Light the Night fundraiser was greatly appreciated.
The total funds raised is being calculated but it looks like the $10,000 goal may be reached once again this year.
LANTERNS ON: Daniel Sims, Debbie Turner, Angie Sims and Emma McConville at Light the Night on Friday, October 6.
Gwen Jones and Victor Pennisi.
Trish and Dan Cuthbert with Rob and Bobbie Moore.
(Back) Louise Duell, Bianca Boyd, (front) Angie Davidson, Tara Sweeney and Jacinta Johnstone.
Stanthorpe Lions at Light the Night.
Stuart and Irene Scott with Margaret McKillop-Lawson and Brenda Austin.
Reece and Naomi Lancaster-Kelly with their kids Aurora and Reed.