A huge thanks

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS YOUR SAY - — Stu­art and Angie Sims

ON Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19, the fourth an­nual Light the Night Event was held.

De­spite un­pre­dictable weather, the event was a huge suc­cess. We thank An­drew Kendall, prin­ci­pal of St Joseph’s School, for al­low­ing us the use of the Bathersby Cen­tre to al­low the event to pro­ceed.

Light the Night is not just a fundrais­ing event for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion. It is a gather­ing of our com­mu­nity to show their sup­port for those fac­ing their own can­cer jour­ney and to re­mem­ber loved ones lost.

The role of the Lantern Am­bas­sadors pro­vides a spe­cial el­e­ment to the event, as these peo­ple bravely share their per­sonal sto­ries.

This year, over $9000 has been raised from our small com­mu­nity for a won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion that has as­sisted many of our fam­i­lies dur­ing their dark­est days.

We would like to ex­tend our sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the many who give time and tal­ent to en­sure the suc­cess of Light the Night. A huge thank you to Mor­wenna Harslett, Belinda Lis­ter and Es­ther Plath, David and Sarah Hume, Jo Barker and the St Joseph’s Choir, who pro­vided en­ter­tain­ment.

Thank you to Stan­thorpe Lions for spon­sor­ship and as­sis­tance with the sausage sizzle, Stan­thorpe McDon­ald’s for do­nat­ing onion, Foxy’s Bak­ery for the bread and Stan­thorpe Aer­ated Wa­ters for do­nat­ing ice.

Thank you Louise, Kirsty, Tara and Bianca from Coun­try Kids Early Learn­ing for pro­vid­ing face paint­ing.

Thank you to Fiona, Deb­bie, Kylie, Nicole, Daniel and Emma who helped sell lanterns and other prod­ucts.

Thank you to mem­bers of the Leukaemia lo­cal branch who as­sisted at the event and to those who pro­vided de­li­cious bak­ing to sell.

Thank you to Cooper Wren for cap­tur­ing the spe­cial mo­ments on his drone and to the Bor­der Post for the many ar­ti­cles. We thank the busi­nesses who do­nated prizes and ev­ery­one who helped in any way.

We look for­ward to plan­ning 2019’s Light the Night.

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