Rallying for a cure
STORY KATE SMITH
Wine lovers, who opened their wallets along with a few bottles at a wine-tasting event on Friday August 16, raised over $4000 for Cystic Fibrosis Australia.
According to Ron Molloy the success of the wine tasting was due to the efforts of Pambula man Glen Baker. “He rang around and pulled all this together. We expect 130 people and who knows in a few years’ time 20 wine companies will be packed in here for an even larger crowd. People have been very generous,” he said.
The event, held at Club Sapphire, was part of ongoing fundraising efforts by Pambula Beach plumber, Ricky Holt, who will shortly set off on the Cystic Fibrosis Australia Great Escape annual car rally.
This year’s rally starts in Mudgee on September 9 and will travel to Rainbow Beach, before finishing in Nelsons Bay on September 19.
In 2012, the generosity of Sapphire Coast supporters saw Ricky’s team raise over $25,000. He is hoping to achieve a similar target this year.
Affecting the lungs and digestive system, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-threatening, recessive genetic condition in Australia with one in 2500 babies born with the disease. Currently there is no cure CF.
Ricky’s extended family has three young members affected by the disease. Cystic Fibrosis Australia is the peak national body enhancing the quality of life for people affected by CF and raising funds for research and awareness.
For more information on how to support Ricky in the Great Escape rally, contact him on 0415 423 293 or visit the website http://www.thegreatescape.org.au/