IN TUNE: Hard Road guitar maker Paul Kneller with the custom-made instrument he has donated for Project Alissa to raffle in its latest fund raising drive.
IN TUNE: Hard Road guitar maker Paul Kneller with the custom-made instrument he has donated for Project Alissa to raffle in its latest fund raising drive.

Family honours spirit of Alissa

ALISSA Marshall's dream of working with Cambodian children was tragically cut short in a car crash last year, but her family is keeping the spirit of it alive.

On September 21, Tracy and Tony Marshall will hold a second fundraising evening for the Alissa Project, which has already raised $25,000 to help Cambodian children.

Earlier this year, Tracy and Tony, along with daughter Kacie, grandson Jarris and friends Deb and Bob Freebody, travelled to Cambodia to get a feel for the work of the charities their project supports.

"It's amazing how far a little bit goes over there," Tracy said.

The Freebodys will host the fundraiser - Taste of Cambodia - next month in the Bottom Pub and it will feature a wide selection of Cambodian finger food.

"When we went over to Cambodia we brought home more Cambodian recipes, so we will have even more different food available."

The couple also brought back Cambodian silks and other artefacts, which they will auction on the night.

Local businessman Paul Kneller, whose shop Big River Bait and Tackle has branched into selling musical instruments, is offering one of his instruments to the fundraiser. "What he's done is fantastic," Tracy said.

"Last year we auctioned one of his Hard Road guitars and it was one of the most popular items.

"This year we've decided to raffle the guitar, but we'll be drawing the raffle after the night so we can sell tickets there."



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