Kyogle rallies behind family in cancer battle

By JANELLE McLENNAN

KYLIE and Dave Mulcahy and their two little boys are facing the biggest battle of their lives, but their family, friends and neighbours are not about to let them do it on their own.

Kylie, 32, who just six weeks ago gave birth to her second son, has been diagnosed with cancer.

She has already endured two major operations and is about to embark on an intensive course of chemotherapy.

Knowing how difficult it has been for the family these past few months, friends and neighbours have organised a bowls day fundraiser to be held at the Kyogle Bowling Club on Sunday, September 9.

"The family is going through a very difficult time at the moment and is finding things pretty hard," said Colleen Page, one of the organisers of the bowls day.

"By organising the bowls day we wanted to do something to provide both moral and financial support for Kylie and Dave to let them know that the community is behind them."

The bowls day will kick off at 10am and as well as social bowls there will be raffles, an auction and a barbecue lunch.

"Anyone who can't attend on the day can still make a contribution we are accepting cash donations as well as donations of goods to be auctioned on the day," Colleen said.

"Donations, whether it's cash or items for the auction, can be left with Richard Creighton at Bridge Street Motors prior to the bowls day.

"Having said that, we're hoping that we will get a lot of people to come along on the day.

"It's going to be a really great day and we're hoping that people will come and show their true Kyogle spirit."

Meanwhile, a golf day in support of the Mulcahys is also being planned for Woodenbong.

For further information about the bowls day contact Colleen Page and Barry Reeves on 6632 2001 or 0429 448 358 or Richard Creighton on 6632 2161 or 6632 1515.



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