A memorable moment

The bear in question
The bear in question

On Mothers’ Day this year, people may remember that Friends of Mount Colah ran a fundraiser for breast cancer research at Mount Colah Pizzeria. It was a most successful day with many locals attending. The community spirit was very much in evidence, as people enjoyed the day and sense of community. One of the highlights of the day was the generosity of spirit of a family who were bidding for a big cuddly bear. They were the successful bidders and were about to claim their prize, when they realised that a young girl who had her heart set on buying the bear had been outbid and was sitting in a corner by herself, upset, but attempting not to show her distress.

The family conferred and an announcement was made that they were passing the bear over to the young girl. The joy on that little girl’s face was beautiful. She hugged the bear and cried with joy and gratitude.

If you were there at that moment, you will have experienced the collective feeling of appreciation for the family and delight on that little girl’s face.

So aside from raising money for breast cancer research, the Friends of Mount Colah were thrilled to be able to witness wonderful community spirit in action. We are looking forward to organising a similar event next year.

A Christmas initiative of the Friends of Mount Colah is to offer small Christmas gifts to those in our community who may be lonely or not as fortunate as others this Christmas.

Posters will be displayed in a number of locations explaining the project and how people can donate and be involved in giving small gifts for Christmas.

Now the weather is improving, many locals enjoy spending time in our beautiful National Park at Bobbin Head. Galley Foods Eatery in the Marina at Bobbin Head has music on Saturday afternoons between 12.30 and 2.30pm. Their aim is to encourage young local artists, giving them a venue to demonstrate their talents.

A wonderful afternoon sitting over the water, enjoying the food, drinks and surrounds,  watching the boating activity or simply feeding the fish. A glorious, relaxing afternoon for families to enjoy their local environment.

Jan Forbes is a committee member of Friends of Mount Colah

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