Natalie Gruzlewski, pictured at Jack Evans boat harbour, is the face of the Tweed Palliative Support.
Natalie Gruzlewski, pictured at Jack Evans boat harbour, is the face of the Tweed Palliative Support. John Gass

Nat gives star power to Hospice Appeal

TV PRESENTER Natalie Gruzlewski will host a fundraiser lunch for cancer support and palliative care services provided by Tweed Palliative Support (TPS) next Friday on World Hospice Day.

Natalie is an ambassador for the Tweed charity and has called for urgent donations to the Hospice Appeal, also sponsored by the Tweed Daily News.

“I’m looking forward to hosting the lunch and lending my support to the Hospice Appeal to help to raise the $500,000 needed for the charity’s Wedgetail Retreat community hospice,” she said.

“They are not government funded and urgently need individuals and businesses to support them.

“Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat hospice help around 1200 children and adults with a life-limiting illness each year.

“They provide home hospice, live-in hospice, equipment, educational programs and pamper days to support people at this challenging time.

“I was delighted to hear from Liza Nagy (TPS project manager and organiser of the event) that it is nearly sold out.

“The Light Up a Life Lunch will be a fun event with fashion parades, items for sale, entertainment and great raffle prizes,” Natalie said.

Natalie is looking forward to meeting people touched by TPS at the event, such as Tweed Shire resident Neville Holman.

Ms Holman enrolled in the Tweed Palliative Support 10-week Volunteer Palliative Carers training course earlier this year so that he could help to care for his good friend, 56-year old Karen Leggett.

Ms Legget is living with bowel cancer and is palliative.

They both attended the TPS operated Sunshine Pamper Day recently and Karen said : “It was lovely to have something so positive and uplifting to look forward to.”

Tickets are limited and cost $55. Salt Bar, Kingscliff, starting 10.30am. Book at www.saltbar.com.au.

The raffle prizes include a $500 Beauty at Salt gift basket, several fashion vouchers and much more.

Everyone receives a voucher-filled gift bag and there will be lots of quality items to purchase at the event such as Cool Coconut Jewellery, Little Box of Hope and scented tea cup candles.

To donate to the Hospice Appeal go to www.tweedpalliativesupport.com.au.



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