Seven-year-old Liam Lund lives with aplastic anaemia, a rare and serious condition.

By Joanna Beard

ELDERS’ annual Charity Golf Day returns on Friday, July 23 at Leongatha Golf Club to reunite the community amongst the turbulence of COVID-19 while helping to raise funds for those with cancer and other insidious diseases.

Elders Real Estate is excited to schedule the Charity Golf Day event in support of two local families.

Marie Donohue, a lifelong Korumburra resident, lives with her young family. After the birth of her youngest son, Marie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

After major surgery, Marie is undergoing chemotherapy, which sadly means extended absences from her husband and children. As an unfortunate side effect of this, Marie’s husband, Leon, is unable to work as he cares for their resilient young family.

Liam Lund is seven years old and lives with aplastic anaemia, a rare and serious condition. To support Liam through his treatment, his mum Vivienne has had to stop working. Liam’s dad, Greg, now juggles work with school runs for Liam’s two brothers, alongside countless commutes to the hospital. Liam now persists with the long and difficult process of recovery.

Over the last eight years of running these events, the community has raised more than $130,000 for local families.

To continue this trend, Elders is searching for sponsors who would be generous enough to donate money or prizes for the raffle and auction.

Further adding to the good-natured spirit of the evening, the theme will be ‘purple’, with the promise of a prize for best dressed.

Due to the event’s popularity, those thinking of attending are encouraged to contact the Elders office on 5658 1894 or contact Rohan McRae on 0417 836 664 as soon as possible to book in a team.

Joanna Beard is on work experience at the Sentinel-Times.