As some of you may be aware, my neighbour and my son’s best mate Dylan Cook has a brain tumor and is putting up a brave battle and his mother Melinda is doing a tremendous job on her own and dedicates her life to getting her son well again. It’s a rather costly affair and although the family raised over ten thousand dollars at the last family fun day, it has run out and the trips to Sydney etc are now coming out of her pension and her parents pockets.
They have registered as a charity now too and had some exposure with The Chronicle a few months back, the word is slowly getting out there. I didn’t have a lot of information when I posted the last charity day and I missed some good stuff, such as Harold Hird auctioning on the day some great sporting memoribilia and other things, it was fun and raised lots of money. Dylan was overwhelmed but had a great day, as did we all.
This day is shaping up to be even more fun, here are some of the details I have been given.
Dylan’s Charity Auction
Magpies Belconnen Golf Club
Stockdill Drive, Holt
Sunday 13th December – 12:30pm (2pm Auction starts)
Proudly sponsored by: Jelly Bean Amusements – 6297 7540
All proceeds go towards Dylan and his fight against an inoperable brain tumor.
Sausage Sizzle, Raffles, Harley Rides, Jumping Castles, Fairy Floss starting from 12:30pm.
Auction featuring some of the Canberra Raiders helping (no help as to which, sorry) and here’s to hoping Harold Hird will be lending his voice again, I heard they have some fully signed jerseys and quite a lot of items have been donated, it should be a good show. Auction starts at 2pm.
Last year the day was fetching some unreal prices and the odd bargain for a signed something or rather. It was after tax time last year though, the crowd had money to burn I guess. `
It has changed venue. Much thanks to the Hawker Bowling club for the last one.