Light the Night shone bright on Fri­day evening

Stanthorpe Border Post - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

PHO­TOS: KIM MICKE

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.

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