A fundraising event raised more than $14,000 for cancer patient and Benalla mother Kate Wagner.RIAHN SMITH June 11, 2014 3:07am
Kate Wagner's friends and family shaved their heads on Sunday to raise money for the mother battling stage four metastatic melanoma.
The plight of young Benalla mother Kate Wagner has spread far beyond her home town.
International hotel chains and chocolate companies, as well as several local stores, are among the businesses who have jumped on board to help support Mrs Wagner’s family.
Mrs Wagner, 33, was diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma last July, one week after giving birth to her son Maclan.
After doctors found two tumours in her brain and two in her right lung she had two craniotomies and whole-brain radiation.
Earlier this month, a host of generally donated items — including packages from Ibis Hotels and Lindt chocolate — were auctioned at a fundraising day at the Farmers’ Arms Hotel.
Friend, neighbour and event organiser Julie Harrison said the ‘Shave or Colour for Kate’ event was a huge success.
Ms Harrison said about 50 people turned out to support Mrs Wagner, with more people shaving their heads than expected.
‘‘It was excellent, there were already eight going to do it so we shaved their heads, but there were a few extras who came up,’’ she said.
‘‘People just kept rolling up to get their heads shaved or paying money towards it.
‘‘I think I raised over $1500 for shaving mine, and one of the other girls got about $1600 for shaving hers.’’
The event raised $14,827.30 for the Wagner family.
Among those who shaved their heads were Mrs Wagner’s step-daughter Lizzy Wagner and her mother Lois Jackson.
Ms Harrison said Mrs Wagner was overwhelmed by the efforts made in her name.
‘‘It was an emotional day, she cried most of the day,’’ Ms Harrison said.
‘‘She said the support was fantastic.’’
A lack of wind caused children to run wildly up and down Maude St Mall on Monday.
With Dookie sitting fourth on the ladder the Bears expected a hard contest on their home deck and when they kicked the first two goals it was game on.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
NSW police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a man, west of Deniliquin.
Fruits and vegetables should be an important part of the daily diet, they are naturally good and contain vitamins and minerals that can help to keep you healthy.
Ky export gets first Navy Blues win.
Passage of federal legislation brings $100m project closer to reality.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
Heathcote mourned the passing of World War II veteran and the face of Heathcote’s Anzac Day celebrations Clarice Reid on Wednesday.
Hundreds of homes in Cobram, Cobram South and Strathmerton will soon have access to the national broadband network, with work beginning to connect fixed wireless to premises throughout the area.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.