Wish For Willow fundraising shows no sign of easing up

Willow Powick (centre) with her parents Skye and Jeff.
Willow Powick (centre) with her parents Skye and Jeff.

The fundraising effort is enormous but the target is set at $140,000.

The Wish For Willow fundraising effort has already climbed to close to $20,000, with little Willow due for her first operation in the US in early 2019.

All monies raised so far will help offset costs involved in travel, accommodation and the two operations required to help restore the youngster's hearing.

On Friday, November 30, a concert of Laurieton voices was held in the school of arts hall. All the funds raised from this event will go to Willow's cause.

A spokesperson for the Wish For Willow fundraising effort Viv Hayward says the most recent effort at LUSC raised over $12,200.

"About 100 people attended the event at LUSC on Saturday November 17," she said.

"We had people arriving with raffle prizes, auction items and donations right up to the last minute.

"It was just an amazing night. The $12,200 raised from that night along with the $3300 raised at the recent touch football day will all go to Willow."

Those funds are being used to purchase flights to the US for the first of two operations Willow requires to restore her hearing.

A second operation will be required later in the year. Each operation costs around $55,000.

There are plans for a family fun day at Lake Cathie in March while a trivia night in August is also being discussed.

Where to donate:

Bendigo Bank: Wish for Willow; BSB: 633 000; Account: 163 822 646

Rotary Club of Laurieton-Rotary Club of Laurieton

Please follow Willow’s journey on our Facebook page: Wish for Willow