Bar­be­cue to sup­port Stawell pair

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

The Wim­mera’s Filipino com­mu­nity has come to­gether to raise money for one of their own.

Wim­mera Filipino Aus­tralian Club pres­i­dent Marivic Vix said a large crowd at­tended a bar­be­cue at Hor­sham’s Weir Park to help Stawell cou­ple Noel Clarke and Myrna Lib­er­ato.

Ms Lib­er­ato was di­ag­nosed with bone can­cer af­ter mov­ing to Aus­tralia from the Philip­pines in July.

She and Mr Clarke have been to­gether for two years and are plan­ning to get mar­ried.

Mrs Vix said the cou­ple reached out to the Wim­mera Filipino Aus­tralian Club to help cover treat­ment costs.

“We have done other fundrais­ers to help out peo­ple in the Filipino com­mu­nity – we try to help when we can,” she said.

“We would like to ex­tend our most sin­cere grat­i­tude to all who came and helped us dur­ing our fundrais­ing pic­nic for Myrna.

This event would not have been suc­cess­ful if not for you all, so thank you so much for your kind heart and gen­eros­ity.” The bar­be­cue raised $1088. “This amount will all be do­nated to­wards Myrna’s cost of med­i­ca­tion,” Mrs Vix said.

“Once again, thank you so much. God is so good.”

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