WHEN someone is doing it tough, small communities are known for chipping in and helping out.
After hearing about the plight of a Mortlake single mother of three with a terminal cancer diagnosis, Danielle Bausch decided she needed to do something to help out.
The result is One Last Glow For Bess, a fund-raising and family fun day planned for April 27 at the Terang Racecourse for Bess Treloar and her family.
Ms Treloar was diagnosed with stage 4B cervical cancer on Christmas Eve last year and was given six to 12 months to live.
Ms Bausch said she wanted to do anything she could to help the family through a difficult time.
“My mum told me about it and I just thought I need to do something,” Ms Bausch said.
“We want the day to be a happy time for Bess, to help her children have lasting memories.
“We want to raise some money, but we also want to send a message to all women to be aware of their bodies and to have regular tests.”
Ms Bausch said a goods and services auction, children’s entertainment, market stalls and live music were all planned on the day. She invited anyone wanting to donate or run a market stall to contact her through the One Last Glow For Bess Facebook page.
“Bess’ one wish is to have a Kiss tribute band play, so we’d also love to make that happen.”