TAHLIA Brown’s family say they have been overwhelmed by the response from the community after it was reported the 10-year-old’s nail polish was taken from Relay for Life.
The Warrnambool girl set up a stall at the charity event where she painted nails and people could donate to the Cancer Council.
It’s believed that during the candlelight ceremony about 20 of her nail polish bottles were taken.
Donna Willoughby, project developer from Oz Child, said nine bottles of nail polish which had been left over from the Operation Santa program would be given to Tahlia.
“Our organisation has been set up to protect the rights of the child and we really felt this little girl had had a tough night,” Ms Willoughby said.
“The poor darling, we just want to let her know that not everyone is nasty.” The St John’s Primary School pupil has also been offered a position at the next Warrnambool and District Market, on February 24.
The market’s manager Rachel Arden has also offered to get 20 new bottles of nail polish if Tahlia wants to continue her fund-raising.
Tahlia’s parent’s Matt and Lisa Brown said they had been overwhelmed by the response.
“We appreciate that people feel the same way,” Mr Brown said.
“There has been lots of kind things said.”