Due to COVID-19 restrictions forcing organisers to cancel events, Lithgow Can Assist were unable to hold their annual street store which raises funds for local cancer patients. Fortunately friends Tanya Slaven, Rachel Ford and Jannine Smith were determined to help out as much as they could. The ladies took to Facebook conducting an online auction which raised $1200 for the charity.
“We were originally going to donate to the street store but we when found out they couldn’t have it due to COVID we decided we’d just do something independently and see if we could raise money,” Tanya said.
The ladies’ initial goal was to raise $500 but with a generous donation from Rick Slaven art, they surpassed that.
“It just kept climbing,” Rachel said.
Jannine said it felt rewarding to be able to help out the local community.
“It makes us feel very good because we know it’s going to local families that are in need,” she said.