Bakery rolls out a top idea
GRAFTON bakers Aaron and Chrissy Hancock have cooked up an idea to help out a local boy battling cancer.
For the whole of this week, both Hank's Kitchen shops in Grafton and South Grafton will donate 50 cents from the sale of each product they sell to help 10-year-old Sam Carroll in his fight against the insidious disease.
Hanks office manager N'dea Skeels said the company predicted it would make more than $3000, which it will donate to the family and the charity Little Wings.
Mrs Skeels said Little Wings flew seriously ill children and their families from their home towns to Sydney and back when they needed treatment.
In addition, Hank's Bakery has approached local businesses who have donated 11 items which will be raffled over the next three weeks.
Mrs Skeels said friendship between the Carrolls and Hancock families was behind the donation.
"Aaron and (Sam's father) Adam have been good friends for a long time and Aaron's daughter, Sienna, is the same age as Sam," she said.
There is more fundraising in the pipeline for the Carroll family and Little Wings.
On October 11 charity fundraising group Helping Hands will hold a trivia night and auction in the Grafton District Services Club.
Colleagues and friends of Sam's parents Adam and Angela Carroll met to plan the event last week.
Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson hosted the meeting which hopes to attract 60 tables to the night. Entry forms are available and The Daily Examiner will print one soon.