Community comes together for a great cause
IT just shows what can be achieved when the community gets together for a great cause.
That's the sentiment felt over the raising of a mammoth $55,000 for a van and special equipment for Tweed boy Harrison Bartrin-Bryant.
The 15-year-old kid from Tweed Heads/ Banora Point suffers from Cri du Chat, a disease that means he is unable to sit, walk or talk.
He relies on his parents for all his needs.
But the Tweed community and businesses rallied together, also having a fundraiser on May 25 at Seagulls to raise money for a van and hydraulic lift for his wheelchair.
"It's been amazing," said fundraising committee member Judy Fraser.
The family will be presented with the van on July 1.
Two major sponsors were Motor Accessories Direct and Hayes Toyota Murwillumbah.
"The community has been amazing," Ms Fraser said.
"This group of people banded together and has achieved great things.
"It's so rewarding."