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Sophie Buttsworth and Tyla Dal Broi with MNCCI Nurse Unit Manager Emily Saul and Clinical Nurse Educator Suzzanna Fettell.

School girls go the blues for Mid North Coast cancer patients

Aug 10, 2020

MacKillop College students Sophie Buttsworth and Tyla Dal Broi have raised $1000 in support of patients at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute in Port Macquarie.

The year eight students presented the much-appreciated donation to nursing staff who cared for Sophie’s grandfather, Alan Burnett, more than two years ago.

It’s not the first time the dynamic duo has lent its support to the cancer unit. Two years ago the pair raised $700 through a lolly-guessing competition, an out-of-uniform day and sponsorship for colouring their hair purple.

This year, Sophie and Tyla were determined to beat their 2018 fundraising total, which they did with flying colours … blue to be precise.

The girls invited their school community to make an online donation and in return they committed to dye their hair blue.

The result was a generous donation in loving memory of Sophie’s pop.

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute Nurse Unit Manager Emily Saul thanked the girls for their commitment, and thanked their school community, family and friends for backing the initiative.

“We really are very fortunate to have such generous people wanting to help our patients, be it through funding equipment for patient care or funding patient comfort items,” Ms Saul said.

“We are very grateful for the donation, and very humbled by such practical support from two very brave young ladies.”

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