Alissa Project imparts knowledge

The late Alissa Marshall on her life-changing trip to Cambodia in 2011/12.
The late Alissa Marshall on her life-changing trip to Cambodia in 2011/12. Contributed

THE Alissa Project - the charity push started in honour of Maclean woman Alissa Marshall who died last month on Yamba Rd - has already raised more than $7000.

The project continues the work, in monetary terms at least, of Alissa, who volunteered for nearly three months at a small education centre in Cambodia last summer.

Alissa, a gifted teaching student who studied at Southern Cross University, was so inspired by her experience in Cambodia that she planned to volunteer a full year's service to the centre next year.

Alissa's parents Tracy and Tony Marshall vowed to continue to support the work of Opportunity Cambodia in the days following her death and asked the large crowd at Alissa's memorial to direct funds to the cause.

"These funds will be used to educate the children at the centre," Tony said.

"So far $7000 has been generously donated by a very supportive community and friends.

"We would like to sincerely thank everyone for all the support that has been given to our family at this difficult time.

"There were businesses that chose to close for the day or part of to allow staff to attend Alissa's memorial, which meant a great deal to us.

"We have had a custom-made Hard Road Guitar (valued at $1500) donated for future fundraising efforts.

"We will continue to raise funds each year to continue to support Alissa's passion for education of the Cambodian children."

Alissa was killed on Friday, April 27 when her car collided inexplicably with a concrete truck on Yamba Rd.

For information on what happens at the centre in Cambodia go to www.opportunitycambodia.org.au.

Donations can be made to National Australia Bank account number 135 344 716, BSB 2687.

Topics:  charity, fundraiser, volunteers




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