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Francis Walmsley's Fundraiser:

Help buy Colleen’s car!

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The Barrett family has a life times history in our area. Archie was born and raised in Wolumla, Janelle (Grant) in Wyndham. Their children, Ned and Colleen, were born here and attended Wyndham Primary and Bega High Schools.

While Ned is continuing his studies in Canberra, Colleen is in her final year at Bega High and plans to attend a workshop next year.

Right now, this well-known and respected young family needs our support. Daughter Colleen was born with cerebral palsy and so the family embarked on years of expensive medical appointments and procedures, constant daily adjustments to their lives and the necessity to meet the cost of spiralling special needs.

At 20, wheelchair-bound Colleen has outgrown the family car, it’s no longer possible for Janelle to lift her in and out when Archie’s at work. A special vehicle to take a roll on wheelchair is now required.

As there is no government funding available, this large expenditure has to be borne by the family. It is estimated that around $50,000 will be needed for a second hand car, or $60,000-$70,000 for a new one.

This is where we, the Barrett’s community, can help.

Donations gratefully accepted at Bendigo Bank

Account Name: Pambula/Merimbula Lions Club.

B.S.B. 633000

Ac. No. 148067374



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