Hope springs from horrid year of floods, cancer and loss

A FRIEND IN NEED: Fran Munce with Wendy Hedge.
A FRIEND IN NEED: Fran Munce with Wendy Hedge.

FRAN Munce has been a godsend for Wendy Hedge.

In the space of 12 months Ms Hedge lost her mother, was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had chemotherapy and was flooded twice.

Her South Grafton farm was covered so heavily in debris, in the wake of the floods, burning it would have posed a major fire hazard.

But Ms Munce along with a few other people from the area chipped in and helped clear the gigantic pile of timber.

"We just spent days and days burning what we could," Ms Munce said.

While the debris may be gone Ms Hedge said she would be forced to sell her property out of fear for her livestock should it flood again.

Ms Hedge is also still undergoing chemotherapy to treat her bowel cancer. She said the diagnosis was looking hopeful, but she was feeling pretty ordinary. Ms Munce will hold a fundraising event for Ms Hedge at the Post Office Hotel on Saturday, July 20 from 2.30pm.

The group will raffle off a number of donations which have rolled in from across the Valley including paintings and a photo of the Australian cricket team.

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