The Jeff & Lisa Lawlor Benefit has been set up to assist Jeff & Lisa and their family to purchase a wheel chair accessible vehicle.
A group of the Lawlor’s Inverell friends have banned together and are organising a series of fund raisers and online auctions over the next 3 months culminating in a finale at the Inverell Rugby Club on June 18th 2016.
The idea for this fundraiser was prompted by a post by Jeff & Lisa’s daughter Renee to the Today show’s Block of Cash promotion. Renee’s post received a phenomenal amount of likes and shares and this inspired us to launch our own fundraiser for the Lawlor’s.
The Lawlor’s are a well-known and respected family in the Inverell community and have been active members of many groups and sporting organisations over many years. This vehicle will allow a better quality of life as well as enable them to more easily attend medical appointments locally and in Sydney.
We hope the great community of Inverell & the people from far & wide who really know this great family will get behind this worthwhile cause to support this well liked local family.
If you are on Facebook you can keep up to date by the minute by using this link https://www.facebook.com/jefflisalawlorbenefit/ otherwise here is a quick rundown of what is coming up, we will keep you posted with more detailed info.
* Constant online Facebook auctions of items that you can bid on over a weekly basis, great items donated by supporting businesses
* 15th April - Consecutive Band night at the Aussie Hotel Inverell
* 22nd May - Car run leaving Inverell driving through Keera to Bingara with car boot auction, lunch at the local & return via Delungra to more activities at Inverell
* 18th June - Final huge night of fund raising & partying at Rugby Club Inverell, bands, camping available to stay overnight
This is just a brief description of upcoming events, use the "Contact Us" tab to the left or call some of the local organisers listed below, I'm sure all locals would know one of these guys
Renee Pottie (Jeff & Lisa Lawlors daughter) 0421 931 366
Rick Holder, New England Truck & Auto Parts 0428 152 112
Sean Johns, Sean Johns Plumbing 0427 400 783
Peter Sunderland, Sunderlands Cleaning Supplies 0402 983 438
Mark Baxter, F Gaukroger & Sons 0427 710 265
Clint McSpeddon, Inverell Ambulance Officer
Heath Roberts, Local New England Command
This is the heart moving post that Jeff & Lisa's daughter Renee sent to the Today shows block of cash that prompted this fund raiser.
Hi today show. I would like to nominate my parents for the knock of cash. My dad has been diagnosed with body myopathy with padgets and dementia and is unable to walk or roll over in bed as his muscles dont work anymore. My mum is his full time carer aswell as works 3-4 days a week.
For years they have been travelling to and from sydney with my 16 year old brother who has cerebral palsy and she desperately needs a van so she can take my father with her as at the moment they struggle to get him in and out of his wheelchair and the car.
My mum and dad have worked hard all their lives to raise my 2 brothers and myself and when my dad got ill he hated the thought of giving up work but eventually had to.
My mum is a superwomen and juggles all the travelling to medical appointements for my dad and brother plus working, caring for them and running the household and not once have i heard her complain in all those years.
They deserve the world with everything they've been through so please consider my nomination.
We are seeking individuals and/or businesses to donate items and vouchers for our Auctions that are to be held via our Facebook page and at our upcoming Charity events. In return your business will receive acknowledgement on The Jeff and Lisa Lawlor Benefit page on facebook.
Alternatively if you or your business would like to kindly donate cash, these payments can be made to:
Community Mutual BSB: 932000 Account Number 747095
Anything would be greatly appreciated to go towards this cause