Thursday, November 2, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
A young Whitsunday local who sadly lost his battle with brain cancer last year has been remembered as part of a national initiative through Coles Supermarket to raise money for Hummingbird House.
Cody Gibbs spent his last days at Hummingbird House, a palliative care support service which helps create memorable moments for families, allowing them to make the most of their time together.
Cody was once again at the forefront of minds as the community donated to the fundraising stall at Coles in Cannonvale which held regular sausage sizzles over the course of October.
More than $2,500 was raised at the events and all proceeds were given to Hummingbird House.
Coles Cannonvale Store Manager Tracey Thorn said the team were incredibly proud to have raised so much money for Hummingbird House this year.
“It’s a cause that strongly resonates with our team and community and I can’t thank our customers enough for getting behind this year’s appeal,” she said.
Hummingbird House General Manager Ellen Whittaker said her team were very grateful to Coles staff and customers for their incredible support of this year’s appeal.
“We have been thrilled to see the effort Coles staff put in to raise funds,” she said.
“The selflessness of Coles and the community has made a difference and so on behalf of these children and families and our dedicated staff at Hummingbird House I say ‘thank you’.”
Jason Benson from Coles Cannonvale, Tracey Thorn, Manager of Coles Cannonvale and local volunteer Maz McDougall. Photo credit: Rachael Smith