Big effort needed to hit $1m target
By LEONIE BRANN
A BIG effort has been made by readers of The Northern Star to help the tsunami victims of Sri Lanka, but we need to dig deeper to reach the $1 million target before collection closes at 3pm today.
Donations continued to pour in yesterday, with $7130 boosting the Northern River's total amount raised since the appeal's launch on Saturday to $57,402.
On Wednesday $10,610 was donated by Northern Rivers residents.
On Tuesday $16,000 was pledged towards the APN Tsunami Relief Appeal.
So far, the total amount raised by The Star and its APN sister papers has exceeded $698,000.
The largest business donations yesterday were made by DJ Pets and Aquariums, Lismore, $600; The Brunswick Village Greens, $500; Skimmos Corner, Lismore, $500; Daleys Homewares, Lismore, $300; Coraki Bakery, Coraki, $200; D & L Mowers, Lismore, $200; Bexhill Butchery $50. The staff from Mullumbimby Hospital also pledged $500.
Sherree Duffy, her sons Harrison and Nick, were joined by three friends to collect $1065 from the Bexhill community for the tsunami appeal.
"Everyone gave," Sherree said. "It was very hot walking from door-to-door, and we had to have two swim stops."
To donate, call The North- ern Star on 136 181.