Support 'overwhelming' for Hutchinson family
A WEEKEND family fun day will gift in excess of $5000 to four orphaned children thanks to overwhelming community support.
The event, which was held on Saturday at Moore Park Beach Tavern, was a celebration of life for Steve and Caroline Hutchinson, who died in a horrific car crash on Gooburrum Rd last month.
They left behind their four children, aged five, eight, 14 and 17.
Friend and colleague Jo Bowden was part-organiser of the event, which raised money for the Hutchinson children's trust fund, and said she felt humbled by the outpouring of community spirit.
"People came from everywhere and enjoyed themselves. It was really overwhelming," she said.
"We sold out of raffle tickets. Everyone just wanted to help."
Ms Bowden said the event would not have been such a success without the help from fellow organiser Craig Stokes, the Moore Park Beach Tavern and the many people who attended the event.
"We just couldn't have done it without the community.
"Everyone was just so willing to give," she said.
"I am so proud and humbled to be able to help. The family were there on the day, just to see the their faces light up was amazing."