Kind Community

TARIN-LEE Miller and her husband Anthony have been humbled and blown away by the community support they have received for their daughter and Camp Quality over the past year.

The Chronicle ran a story on Jordyn, who had been fighting a rare kidney cancer, and who was chosen as the face of Camp Quality's Mini-Camps.

While undergoing treatment the Wingham community came together to raise much needed funds for the organisation that has been helping put smiles on sick children's faces since 1983.

The main fundraiser was a community golf day that saw more than 100 people take part in a four person ambrose event.

The day also featured raffles, an auction, a barbecue lunch, a jumping castle for the kids and live entertainment, put together by a generous group of locals including Nigel and Alysha Latham, Glenn and Alison Thorburn, Sharelle and Paul Lewis, Neil and Sally Elford and Janet and Scott Shepherd.

Jamie and Joanne Greenaway also pitched in on the day of the golf event with Jamie buying Jordyn a set of kids’ size golf clubs to use, as well as organising a signed Manly Sea Eagles jersey for her, using his contacts within the club.

Jordyn was over the moon as Manly is her favourite footy team, and mum Tarin-Lee also follows them.

But the day could not have been the success it was, without the further assistance and support from the local businesses who contributed prizes and gift vouchers for the auction and raffles along with Narelle Miller and Doris Hardy, Jordyn's grandmother and great-grandmother, who also made lots of yummy cakes and slices to sell on the day.

The day raised around $12,500, an amazing effort for a small community.

Further fundraising included a Pink Week at Jordyn's daycare centre, Cuddlepie.

As pink is Jordyn's favourite colour, room leaders Bec Robinson and Belinda Connerton, together with all staff at the centre, arranged for all the children to come to school dressed in pink for the week.

They also held raffles, played fun games and took donations for Camp Quality, raising another $1185 for the cause.

Jordyn's family would also like to thank the other people and businesses that assisted with fundraising efforts outside of the above events including: Therese Saxby and the team from Sunnyside Café, Belinda Munro from Munro School of Dance, Belinda Jeffrey from La Boutique in Sydney, Deb Saunders and Zebyah, Jackie from Sunnyside Café, Stramac, and Target Taree.

"I hope I haven't missed anyone but everyone has been so wonderful throughout the entire ordeal and we can't thank you allenough," added Tarin-Lee.

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