Mr Breck spent years helping others, now he needs a hand

RAYMOND Breckenridge is a long standing resident of Suffolk Park.

Most people know him as Mr Breck, a retired maths teacher of Byron Bay High School. To us he is Pa.

Ray is an active member of the community to this day and involved regularly with the Byron Bay Bowls Club.

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His late wife Valerie Breckenridge (Dare) was also a highly respected and active member of the community involved in the Lions Club, Pink Ladies, and Women's Bowls.

We lost Val to motor neurone disease and my Pa lost the love of his life.

Ray and Val Breckenridge
Ray and Val Breckenridge

He cared for and supported my Nan while she lost the ability to move, swallow, speak and eventually breathe.

She passed away in the loving arms of her husband in their Suffolk Park home.

Ray and Val gave so much to their community, and their family meant everything.

Now it is our turn to give back.

We have organised a surprise working bee on Friday May 22 at his Suffolk Park home between 12pm - 4pm. A sausage sizzle will be provided.

If you are willing to donate your time or services we are seeking assistance from volunteers with:

  • Cleaning
  • Sorting & organising
  • Putting together furniture
  • Hanging mirrors & frames on walls (handyman)
  • Painting a feature wall (painter)
  • Gurneying
  • Gardening & planting
  • Moving furniture for cleaning

Donation of plants, garden rocks, soil, food for workers, a new or used toilet cistern, skip bin or ute for removal of rubbish would be appreciated.

The address is 4 Wareham street, Suffolk Park.

Please phone Danielle on 0432 500 854 for more information or if you can offer your time or services.



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