Friends and family rally together for Tocumwal's Eddy family.February 13, 2013 4:11am
Fantastic weather and a big crowd of more than 400 people helped contribute to a successful day for the Eddy Family Appeal on Saturday, February 2 at the Tocumwal Golf Club.
With more than 220 golfers and close to 200 non-golfers relaxing on the lawns, the club was awash with music, colour, smiles and chatter in honour of De Eddy, a loving Tocumwal mother and wife who is battling cervical cancer.
Her close-knit family and friends banded together to organise the family day in support of her treatment.
Sue Trewhella and Simon MacGregor have been instrumental in organising the day for their friend.
‘‘We had a great day,’’ Mrs Eddy said.
‘‘It was lovely to see everyone and the support has been amazing.’’
Children were a primary focus of the day with a jumping castle and face painters as well as ‘eats and treats’ to keep them happy.
Organisers said they were ‘‘over the moon’’ with the turnout.
‘‘It was a great result,’’ said Simon Buso, who was also one of the organisers.
‘‘Everyone has been very supportive and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.
‘‘We’d like to thank everyone who supported the event, whether through sponsorship, helping out or just turning up.’’
Without the support of many people — including sponsors, volunteers, staff and management of the Tocumwal Golf Club and Pro Shop — the day would not have been the success it was.
The Family Fun Day was hailed as a ‘‘great success’’.
There was about 400 to 500 people there. It truly was a fantastic day.
The Eddy family spent most of the day at the Family Fun Day, and there was a delicious carvery luncheon available throughout the afternoon.
Drinks were also available all afternoon on course, on the lawn or in the clubhouse, while music and light entertainment kept everyone happy.
Following the golf competition and awarding of trophies, results of the silent auction were announced.
There was then fierce competition during the charity auction with some big ticket items, including four tickets to The Footy Show, snapped up by willing bidders.
The dance floor then became a focal point as friends and family let their hair down and danced into the evening.
The appeal’s major raffle will be drawn at 6pm on March 9 at the Tocumwal Golf Club.
People can still show their support by purchasing raffle tickets or ‘‘Ribbons for De’’ created by Kate McPherson of Barefoot Chenille Originals of Tocumwal.
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