The Ward family including Olivia, Mick, Bailey, Fiona and Zac need the community's help to raise vital funds to send Fiona to Mexico for a life-changing operation. Photo Contributed
The Ward family including Olivia, Mick, Bailey, Fiona and Zac need the community's help to raise vital funds to send Fiona to Mexico for a life-changing operation. Photo Contributed Contributed

Community lends a helping hand

THERE are many people in our community who need help.

It might be on a small scale - a school group fundraising for camp - or a bigger scale, like a much-needed operation.

In today's NewsMail, we bring you two stories that are on each end of the scale, and one already has a happy ending.

Last week, we reported on couple Jackie and David Thomas, who needed help to replace their trailer used to transport David's wheelchair.

No sooner had the paper hit the streets, and Glen Kirby was approaching the NewsMail wanting to help.

He approached local businesses and there was no shortage of help.

Within a week, a brand new custom-built trailer was delivered to the Thomases.

And on the other end of the scale, mum of three Fiona Ward has bravely shared her battle with MS, as her family seeks to raise money for a medical procedure overseas to give her a chance to regain her life.

It's hard to put your hand up and say "I need help", but sometimes you need to rely on your community to help you.



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