THERE are some wonderful people in the Orara Valley, namely around Karangi and Dairyville.

As the mother of Anne Gilbey who was tragically killed by the "hit and run" driver on July 2, I wish to thank these kind folk.

They came to the aid of my son-in-law Mark Gilbey and my grandsons Jack and Sam, who were absolutely devastated.

The community got together to arrange everything for Anne's memorial service at Anne and Mark's property in Karangi.

And that they did.

There were 250-plus who attended and everything was thought of from shelters (it rained) to food, drinks, barbecue, microphone and above all, compassion for all of us left to cope with this tragedy.

People came from Cairns to Sydney.

They, as well as us, were taken care of by these marvellous people - among whom were Sandy and Ralph Casson.

Unfortunately being in a daze, as I had been since Anne's death, I failed to get the names of those who assisted.

Now that I am thinking a little clearer I will get your names and thank each of you personally.


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