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    GIFT: Elli Martha Fund committee member Angie Cox, left, accepts a cheque from Love4Linc committee chair Cath Bellis and Brooke Holland.

Love4Linc family fun day helps Elli fund

A $1500 donation from a 2018 Love4Linc family fun day has helped bolster Warracknabeal’s Elli Martha Fund charity.

The Love4Linc day originally supported young Linc Holland, who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. 

The first family fun day, in July 2017, raised money to help Linc’s family cover medical costs.

Tragically, Linc lost his fight before the event while holidaying with his family in Queensland.

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A second family fun day had already been organised for October 2018, and Linc’s mother Brooke Holland told an organising committee to press ahead with the event because it would be a fond way to remember her son.

Brooke suggested money collected from the second event could jointly support the Elli Martha Fund and the Charlie Teo Foundation which raises money for brain cancer research.

Love4Linc committee chair Cath Bellis said the decision to split the money down the middle for the two charities was easy to make.

“Professor Teo is doing an amazing job in his fight to find a cure for brain cancer and for the treatment he provides for these young people who are afflicted with such a deadly condition,” she said.

“We wanted to show our support for what he is doing.

“The Elli Martha Fund is equally important, especially being a local charity, and her tragic story really affected our community. The fund is a wonderful concept because it helps local families with travel and accommodation costs when they have a young child who needs medical attention far from home.”

Ms Bellis and Ms Holland presented a cheque for $1500 to Elli Martha Fund committee member Angie Cox.

Mrs Cox said she was ‘extremely’ grateful for the donation.

“It’s so sad that this donation has been borne once more from a tragedy to a young Warracknabeal family,” she said.

“We hope Linc’s family can find comfort in knowing it will help another young family from the region when the time comes.”

The entire July 10, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!