Singers, songwriters and siblings Eliza and Zac Spalding speak from experience when encouraging people to attend Sunday’s performance in support of the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
Eliza, 16, said her aunt had just completed her second round of treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
“The first time around she had to go all the way to Melbourne, this time she’s been able to go to the cancer centre, it’s been so much easier,” she said.
“Going in as a family, we can support her.”
The Spaldings will perform at Kinross Woolshed during a family fun day organised by the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.
It’s a major part of Sunshine Week (September 15-22), which encourages workplaces, schools, sporting clubs and community groups to get behind the Border facility.
Fundraising manager Kristy McMahon said events like mornings teas and bowls days had been organised.
“There’s somebody that’s doing a Zumba class, there’s a beach party, there’s a couple of schools hosting footy colours days,” she said.
“Anything you can think of, really, invite your friends and come along.”
Sunshine Week last year raised about $43,000 for the cancer centre.
Border entertainer Steve Bowen will be master of ceremonies at the family fun day, which begins at 3pm and ends about 7pm with a fireworks display.
The program includes The Scots School Albury Pipe Band, Captain Pete, jumping castles, pony rides, balloon sculpting, face painting and an animal farm.
More details at sunshineweek.org.au.
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