Craig Delaney with Wendy Amos, whose head was shaved by Jennifer Ryan at a fundraiser last Tuesday.
Craig Delaney with Wendy Amos, whose head was shaved by Jennifer Ryan at a fundraiser last Tuesday.

Greenhouse gets behind employee

THE Greenhouse Tavern is rallying support for its “loyal” ex-staffer Craig Delaney who “treated the Harbour Bar as his lounge room”.

He was diagnosed with lung and lymph node cancer last December and is undergoing chemotherapy.

His colleagues and friends are doing what they can to ease the financial pressures of lost income.

“I have worked long and hard all my life and do not expect hand outs, but the help has been very much appreciated,” Mr Delaney said.

Craig worked at the Harbour Bar for nearly four years and Greenhouse manager Shane McCarthy said he is a popular and reliable employee.

“Craig is a well-respected person by patrons and colleagues,” Mr McCarthy said.

“He showed terrific loyalty to the Greenhouse Tavern and wouldn’t miss a beat. He treated the Harbour Bar as his lounge room and was reliable, loyal and very giving of his person to the role.”

The Greenhouse crew raised $1840 through a shave campaign, which saw Wendy Amos’s head shaved by Jennifer Ryan.

Over three weeks they collected donations from patrons using a barber’s pole and climbing increments of $100, they exceeded their target of $1500.

Next on the agenda is a benefit night on February 26 at 8pm, with a cost of $10 and all proceeds going directly to Mr Delaney.

It will be a night of entertainment, featuring performances by Crystal Papley, Kane Cahill, Thora Zoo, Mambo Slammers, King Street and The Fungi’s.

The night includes lucky door prizes with goods and services totalling $1000 up for grabs.

There will be an auction of accommodation packages, Big Banana family passes, Drizabone jackets, bowling vouchers and more.

Auction items are being called for, if you can contribute goods, services or memorabilia contact Wendy or Shane at the Greenhouse Tavern on 6651 5488.



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