Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Cancer Council Fundraising Open Garden

Media Release from Cancer Council
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Magnificent Open Garden - a Fitting Fundraiser

Having entered their stunning garden in the Open Gardens Australia, Bob and Gaye Tarry are extending an invitation to you all to come and view their magnificent lush tropical garden complete with fishpond and waterfall this weekend.  This 'must see' garden features some wonderfull colourful foliage with bromeliads, stunning cordylines, gingers, crotons, coleus and succulents.  Not to mention the native grass trees, tree ferns and bird’s net ferns blended with salvias, lavenders, roses, begonias, grevilleas and seasonal annuals.

“By viewing this wonderful garden you also are helping Cancer Council NSW, which will be the recipients of 35% of all monies collected through their open garden.  Every dollar raised helps fund new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer, educate people in our communities about ways to reduce the risk of cancer and support people during their times of greatest need,” stated Fiona Foulkes, Cancer Council Mid North Coast, Community Relations Coordinator.

Bob and Gaye have been fundraising for Cancer Council NSW ever since they lost their daughter Justeen, to a brain tumour, leaving behind two small children.  Motivated to find a cure for cancer, they entered the Coffs Harbour Relay for Life in 2010 and, along with their staff of their business at the time, Coffs Coast Plumbing, they went on to raise a whopping $42,573. 

The garden will be open at 9 Timbertops Drive, Coffs Harbour on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday 19 from 10.00am until 4.30pm.  Entry is a mere $8 and under 18 years are free.  Why not spend a pleasant day viewing a beautifully creative garden while supporting Cancer Council in their quest to improve cancer treatments and make greater inroads into curing cancer as well as their prevention strategies.

For further information about Gaye and Bob’s open garden please email here.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser for Cancer Council NSW, there are many ways you can do this, it is only limited by your imagination.  Contact Fiona at Cancer Council NSW via email here.

Media Contact:  Fiona Foulkes, Community Relations Coordinator 

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