Renee Devine and Andrew Morgan with children Crystal, 2, Tameka, 6, Deegan, 3, Xander, 5, Jordan, 13, Caleb, and Izaak.
Renee Devine and Andrew Morgan with children Crystal, 2, Tameka, 6, Deegan, 3, Xander, 5, Jordan, 13, Caleb, and Izaak. Jacklyn Wagner

Community helps Lismore family

EFFORTS to raise funds to help a family that lost their home to a fire have stepped up with Goonellabah's Summit gym launching a campaign to encourage donations.

The new fundraiser comes as a bid by a modelling and talent agency near Kempsey continues selling financial year calendars in the hope of raising $7000 for Renee Devine, Andrew Morgan and their seven children.

The family moved into a new rented home in Lismore after a week of ‘overwhelming' donations from across the Northern Rivers, including from Proart printing owner Bruce Wilson, who got them their new place.

Michelle Young, of Forever Young Management at Old Bar, said she needed to sell nearly 5000 financial year calendars.

Ms Young and her husband will drive up to Lismore to deliver the calendars. She is selling them at the reduced price of $20 and asking people to deposit the money into her bank account and email her with their details.

Meanwhile, the Summit Fitness and Health Centre, which Ms Devine has long been a member of, wants members to make a gold coin donation each day they visit the gym next week.

A spokeswoman said the gym was also throwing open its doors to the public for the week.

For details on the Summit's fundraiser, call 6625 2025. To buy a calendar deposit $20 into Commonwealth Bank account, BSB: 062104 ACCT: 10087765, and email Ms Young at michelle@fym.com.au with your name, address, phone number and the time and date of the deposit.



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