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Laurie’s big donation

Saturday, 15th September, 2018

Mineral artist Laurie Pace with his donation to the BDT’s Pink October fundraiser. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Mineral artist Laurie Pace with his donation to the BDT’s Pink October fundraiser. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

Local mineral artist Laurie Pace has made a big donation to a BDT fundraiser with the supply of an artwork and $100 to kick start it.

The Barrier Daily Truth will once again be running a Pink October fundraiser with a raffle and cake stall.

The raffle will be of a piece of mineral artwork by Laurie Pace, which he kindly donated.

Organiser Cherie Carroll said the cake stall will be held on Thursday, October 18.

In conjunction with that, raffle tickets will be sold at the BDT’s front office.

“Laurie contacted me and offered on of his art works to help with our fundraiser,” Cherie said.

Cherie and the BDT team have been fundraising for Breast Cancer awareness since 2004.

“We started raising money by selling merchandise, then in 2015 we started the cake stall.

“After the Biggest Morning Tea, it is our biggest fundraiser.

“We have two cake  stalls a year for cancer awareness.”

Cherie said the local community are always very supportive and residents could donate goods if they liked.

“If people would like to bake goods around that time, we would really appreciate it.

“Just contact the office for more information.”

Laurie said the donated piece was one of his originals from 1987.

It depicts a mother koala with a baby on its back.

The materials used in the artwork include beryl, copper for the green, rhondite for the red and bustamite and calcite.

“All the materials are local,” Laurie said.

Laurie said he was also happy to donate to medical research and made it his priority.

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