Jess Eggins looking forward to charity event at Kendall

TEAMWORK: Jess and Dale Higgins at Jess' final round of chemotherapy in Port Macquarie.

TEAMWORK: Jess and Dale Higgins at Jess' final round of chemotherapy in Port Macquarie.

Kendall’s Jess Higgins has plenty to look forward to, which is driving her fight against a rare and aggressive breast cancer.

Long term, of course, there is a long and healthy future with her husband Dale and two children Skylah and Logan. In the immediate term Jess and her family are looking forward to a fundraising event Saturday at the Kendall Services and Citizen’s Club at 2pm.

“We have been absolutely overwhelmed by how far Jess’ story has reached and the support coming in from the community and from afar too,” said Jess’ mother Julie Gale.

The community event in Kendall on Saturday is to raise funds to help with the ongoing medical and financial burden facing the Higgins family as well as donate to a cause to help other young women with breast cancer.

Funds will be raised via raffles and auctions. Up for grabs are plenty of vouchers for beauty services and a $1,000 voucher for bobcat services.

Two holiday packages can also be won along with plenty of rugby league memorabilia and much more.

“The Men of League have been a great support in fact former Parramatta Eels legend Neville Glover will be our auctioneer,” Julie said.

“While the event recognises Jess, breast cancer and women’s health, men have been more than catered for in the list of donated items to be raffled and auctioned – you could have the best ‘man cave’ in the street if you come along and bid.”

Apart from the auctions and raffles, Julie said there will be plenty of fun activities for children and families to enjoy.

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