They say it takes a village to raise a child, and this proverb was certainly on display last Saturday at Canowindra Golf Club when “A Day for Ellie” was held. At the time of going to print a massive $31,000 was raised from raffles, donations, live and online auctions all for the Wild family.
Over 100 golfers took up the challenge in teams on the day for a shotgun start at 10am and came dressed in Ellie’s favourite colours of blue, yellow, pink and purple. The day was filled with tattoos, jelly cups, jelly bean guessing competitions and a jumping castle for the kids. At about 2pm around 200 bikers swooped into the club filling the donation buckets with hundreds of dollars, such generous people with big hearts!
Sam O’Malveney one of the main organisers of the day even shaved his head for little Ellie while she watched via Facetime. (See page 2 for the finished product). Ellie Wild and her family have relocated from Canowindra to Sydney while she receives lifesaving treatment for Leukaemia after being diagnosed last year.
“From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all for your kindness. In such a crazy world, it is so humbling to watch everyone rally together to achieve this for our family,” said Rachelle Wild.
“As a family, we now head into Ellie’s bone marrow transplant and even through the difficult days, we can smile knowing that we have a massive village behind us and cheering our girl on every step of the way,” said Rachelle Wild.
By Sarah Maynard