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Trio to escape for a good cause

04 Sep 2014

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The Yarra’s Edge community has come together to support the fundraising efforts of three local residents.

Yarra’s Edge locals Kaye Lane, Sue Paras and Judy Brougham are taking part in The Cystic Fibrosis Great Escape this month and have been blown away by the generosity of local businesses and residents.

“Everyone’s been so amazing,” Ms Paras said.

The Great Escape will see the trio take part in a car rally from Shepparton to Hobart, covering 4000 km in 10 days, between September 8 and 18.

The team has named themselves the Y.E. Hookr’s, acknowledging the support of local restaurateur Peter Simpson.

Mr Simpson owns Hooks at Yarra’s Edge and, according to the team, has offered plenty of support.

Mr Simpson said he had taken part in numerous fundraising car rallies with Variety and when he heard the group was taking part in The Great Escape offered to find them a suitable car.

The decorated HR Holden he tracked down will be used by the group and then returned to Mr Simpson.

“The ladies have got a bit of fun ahead of them, it’s all off-road so it’s going to be an interesting adventure,” Mr Simpson said.

Hooks also hosted a trivia night to help the crew fundraise and will host a

“Pluck-a-Duck” spin the wheel night on September 4, offering attendees the chance to win a range of fresh produce.

“Pete’s been fantastic, we had the best trivia night here,” Ms Lane said.

“Every table was full and we all had such fun,” Ms Lane said. “All the beautiful Yarra’s Edge residents raised $12,000.”

According to Ms Lane, many local Docklands businesses have also been generous with their support and in particular local Yarra’s Edge businesses Mirvac, Lucas Real Estate and Marina YE.

To make a donation visit https://2014greatescape.everydayhero.com/au/judi-car-3008

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