Top cop’s band fights kids’ disease

Kalgoorlie Miner – 23 May, 2016
Written by Leticia Laing

Laura de Jong, Senior Constable John Doyle, Constable Toni Nicholls and Shelagh Banner with Bright Blue bears to be auctioned at Cocktails for a Cure.

The Filth hope to entertain a big crowd for an upcoming fundraiser at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
The Police Commissioner’s band will be one of the highlights of the Cocktails For A Cure event, fundraising to fight a rare disease which mainly affects young children.
Kambalda resident Rebecca Horan, who is part of the organising committee for the night, said she became involved in fundraising when her five-year-old son, Harry, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two years ago.

Her family relocated to Perth for 14 months while Harry received treatment for the disease, which is diagnosed in about 40 children annually.
“It was devastating watching Harry and the other children in the hospital ward go through the chemotherapy and radiation treatment,” she said.
“The aim of our event is to fundraise as much as we can and people can enjoy themselves at the same time.
“One day we will find a cure and hopefully no one will experience the pain of neuroblastoma again.”
The Cocktails For A Cure fundraiser will be held on June 11 at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course clubrooms.
All funds raised will go towards the WA Police Commissioner’s fund, Bright Blue, which partly contributes to neuroblastoma research.
“This is a great night for a vital cause.” Mrs Horan said.
“If you would like to purchase a ticket or would like more information, please contact Laura de Jong 0423 407 328.”