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Older woman wearing red Santa T-shirt standing in a room full of Christmas decorations

Nola York surrounded by her handiwork which has been delighting visitors every December for the past 24 years.

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute’s little helper

Jan 13, 2022

Nola York, Santa’s little helper from Glenreagh, has again delighted visitors with her extraordinary Christmas display, which has taken over her home every year for the past 24 years!

December 2021 was no exception for this sprightly, generous and lovable 85-year-old.

Those who supported Nola’s hard work with a gold coin donation have once again helped local cancer patients. This week Mrs Yorky, as she is known to generations of Coffs Coast youngsters, handed over the proceeds of her labour of love – a remarkable $3,720 donation!

The great grandmother still lives in the home and old bakery she shared with her late husband, Ron.

The bakery’s doors have long been closed but the Coramba St property, some 40kms from Coffs Harbour, remains a firm favourite with locals and visitors every December when Nola opens her home to the public.

Thousands of soft toys, Christmas lights, Santas, reindeers, tinsel and festive decorations adorn Nola’s home where visitors can leave a small donation in support of cancer patients.

older woman wearing red Santa T-shirt out the front of an old shop front in a country town. Inside the windows are filled with Christmas decorations

Nola York still lives in the home and old bakery she shared with her late husband, Ron. The bakery’s doors have long been closed but the Coramba Street property is a firm favourite with locals and visitors every December when Nola opens her home to the public in support of cancer patients.

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