WARRNAMBOOL’S 3WAY FM will rally around one of its own after one of the group’s stalwarts was diagnosed with cancer.
A community fund-raiser will be held for veteran volunteer Carolyn Claridge on Friday night.
3WAY FM committee member and presenter Peter Struth said the night was also being supported by the South Rovers Football Netball Club, with which Mrs Claridge also has a close involvement.
Mr Struth said Mrs Claridge, now in her 50s, had been part of the community radio station since its inception 22 years ago.
He said she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for bowel cancer and both organisations wanted to raise money to support her and her husband Chris.
“She is such a hard and tireless worker,” Mr Struth said.
“She has been involved in numerous community organisations. She is always on the front foot doing things for others.
“If this was happening to someone else she’d be the first one to put her hand up.
“She is an invaluable part of the station.”
Mr Struth said people could turn up on the night and all money raised would go to Mrs Claridge and her family.
The fund-raiser will be held at the South Rovers Football Netball Club at 7pm. Entertainment will include Blackwood Jack, Eddy Boyle and Tom Richardson.
There will also be raffle and door prizes. Admission is $10.