She’s off! Wave to Gladys on her scooter as she heads to Gold Coast

ABOVE: Sponsors Steve Sherman and Shelley Snadden from the Sugarbowl, Gladys, sponsor Nathan Dawes from the Commercial Hotel and Councillor Danielle Mulholland. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

Jeanette ‘Gladys’ Foy-Wilson leaves Kyogle tomorrow, Monday, October 10 as she starts her Stop it where it starts tour.

The five-day tour will raise money for a domestic violence education program in local schools.

Residents can wave her off outside Kyogle Hospital at 10am.

She will head to Casino on her mobility scooter and meet Councillor Patrick Deegan before going through Lismore and on to the Gold Coast.

Councillor Danielle Mulholland has been helping promote the Gladys tour.

“Surprisingly and sadly Kyogle has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in NSW,” Ms Mulholland said.

“It’s time to talk about it and act.”

Kyogle’s Top Pub has kicked in $2500 to the fundraiser.

A dinner auction will be held at the Kyogle Memorial Hall on October 29 to raise more money for the cause.

There will be food, live music from Doc Rock and an auction of donated goods including jewellery and a grandfather clock.

Tickets are $20 and are available from Amanda’s Hair & Beauty, the Sugarbowl cafe and Top Pub.

Come along at 10am tomorrow to the red bench outside the hospital and wave butterfly sticks to cheer Gladys on her way.

This necklace will be part of the auction.

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