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Manning Valley Can Assist held a country afternoon tea ahead of Mother’s Day to raise much needed funds.

There were several competitions for tea towels – the most loved and used tea towel, the prettiest tea towel and a section for travel tea towels – local and overseas.

The event, at St Mary’s Hall in Taree, raised money for the important work Can Assist does in helping local people battling cancer.

Recently the Manning River Times reported a double whammy of an increase in the number of people being diagnosed with cancer and the rising cost of living putting pressure on everyone was causing Manning Valley Can Assist to be “bombed” with requests for help.

The impact of this meant the charity, which helps rural cancer patients in the Mid-Coast with financial assistance while they are undergoing treatment, had had to scale down what help they can give.

Taree Freemansons Shop 44 Assistant Manager Jan Stevens recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to Can Assist Manning Valley.

Shop 44 is an initiative of District 44 Masonic Charities Incorporated which is supported by Freemasons in the Laurieton, Wingham, Gloucester, Forster and Taree areas and is located in the ground floor of the Taree Masonic Centre, Albert Street. This donation is in keeping with the charter of the District 44 Charities which limits all donations to the above areas.

She is a pioneer of the Manning Valley music scene, and now Pam Archer OAM has added another accolade to her growing list.

Pam received life membership to the University of the Third Age (U3A) at a Manning Valley branch meeting on Monday, October 12.

She was recognised for her service and outstanding commitment to the members, programs and activities of the Manning Valley branch, specifically the U3A choir the Silver Tones Singers.

Pam was the founding musical director when the Silver Tones began in October 2009.

Under her guidance, singers of all abilities were welcomed and included in programs and performances.

Pam was instrumental in creating two concerts to raise funds for local charities. These are held annually at various venues in the area.

Since 2014, they have raised $18,060. Those to benefit from the concerts include Manning Base Hospital’s children’s ward, Can Assist, Push 4 Palliative, women’s refuges, Homeless Support Service and Manning Uniting Church welfare programs.

Pam retired from the choir in March 2020. The passionate music educator has contributed to many initiatives and activities in the Manning Valley.

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