Cancer sufferer Saffron Bryant who recently underwent life saving surgery to remove a tumour from behind her eye has joined forces with her mother Kathy Kinneally to now help save someone else in a similar circumstance.
Saffron Bryant managed to undergo lifesaving surgery under Dr Charlie Teo thanks to the $65,000 that was raised in the Far North through fundraising efforts by Saffron’s mother, the Dr Edward Koch Foundation and Warren Entsch MP.
“Now Saffron and I want to repay the favour and help someone else in need. We were overwhelmed at the generosity shown to us out there in the community and no-one can put a price tag on having their daughter back home safe and well and living to fight another day,” said Kathy Kinneally.
Kim Jenkins, the woman they are fundraising for through a Country and Western spectacular this Sunday is a Cairns mother of three who is battling brain cancer down in Melbourne at present while her husband remains back home in Cairns caring for their three children.
“It is tough on the family and extremely tough financially so we can empathise with what Kim is going through right now. While Saffron is only in the early days of her recovery she said to me “mum, we have to help her!” and I totally agreed. We are now calling on the community to get behind Kim’s fight as they did for Saffron and support this family fun day event on Sunday as all money raised will go to Kim Jenkins,” said Ms Kinneally.
The event is being supported by some outstanding entertainment which will be ongoing throughout the day, all of which has been provided for free:
Geoff & Vicki Toomby’s Horsemanship Showcase – with breathtaking horse whisperer techniques of starting an untouched horse
Good Manners Dog Training
Three local talented country and western singers Ray-lee Russell, Lourade Thamos , Kirsten Wood
Michael Trout (LNP Candidate for Barron River) – Blazing Saddles for supplying horse yards and horse rides at the event
The Hon. Warren Entsch MP assisting in securing entertainment and sponsors for the event and promoting and raising awareness of the showcase
“Kim’s Angels” a group of Kim Jenkins friends volunteering on the day
“I would like to thank each and every one of the people behind this event, especially the entertainment provided for free by these generous people. We all want to raise as much money as possible for Kim and if we get the numbers out at the Trinity Beach Polocross Club, I have no doubt we will do well,” she said.