Graeme Ardern’s cancer appeal

Gowinta Farms Strawberries

Young Sunshine Coast Man Graeme Ardern 36 has been diagnosed with a rare tumour which doctors believe is malignant. He has been advised that he can only obtain treatment in Sydney at a cost of $30,000 including airfares and accommodation. Graeme’s operation is to take place on 10th October, 2011 and he and wife Mandy and their son Dean need help from our community to get him there.
“Graeme has already suffered enough during his 36 years dealing with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 11 and the now on going Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, not to mention all the other associated health issues. Through all of this, he still manages to be an amazing husband and a wonderful father to our 5 year old son, Dean. He does it all with a smile on his face and helps keep everyone spirits around high. I would be very appreciative if you could help us raise the $30,000 needed for Graeme’s operation on the rare nerve sheath tumour in his neck. Please help me, help my husband and my family”.
There are fundraising events this weekend locally on the Sunshine Coast to help raise money for Graeme’s much needed surgery:
Saturday 1st October, 2011 7.00am to 4.00pm Monster Garage Sale and Fun Day!
Location: Glasshouse Early Learning Centre, 2 Page Street, Glasshouse Mountains.
Free jumping castle and balloons for the kids, face painting, sausage sizzle and cake stall! Please make a donation on the day or if you have any items you would like to donate to the garage sale please contact the centre on 07-5438 7311.

Gowinta Farms Strawberries
Gowinta Farms Strawberries

Sunday 2nd October, 2011 – 9am to 4pm – Pick Your Own Strawberries!
Location: Gowinta Farms, 205 Burys Road, Beerwah.
Strawberries are just $10 per kg and you only pay for what you pick. Gowinta Farms will be donating all money from PYO Sunday to Graeme and his families fight for life.
If you would like to attend one of these fund raising events, please contact Amanda Ardern on telephone 0422818384 or go to You can also contact our office on telephone 07-5491 2780 to help us help raise money for Graeme’s surgery on 10th October, 2011.