Vince and Amelia Nagy

Family draws support

Fundraising dinner and silent auction collects $13,000 for Gobett family of Coldstream

An overwhelming community response has made the season bright for the Gobbett family.

A fundraising dinner and silent auction Dec. 11 brought friends, family and strangers together to show their support for Melissa Gobbett, who is in palliative care as she battles with a cancerous brain tumour.

“We are happy to say we raised $13,000,” said Nichoel Crawford, organizer of the dinner and auction with Team Gobbett.

“This money will help Melissa and Curtis with their extra medical expenses, allow her to seek alternative treatments, and hopefully relieve a bit of the financial stress that comes with the holidays.”

Melissa and Curtis, who are Coldstream residents, have two young boys,

The evening, which took place at the Lumby Curling Club, sold out with more than 160 people attending and bidding on more than 100 silent auction items.

“The night was a great success,” said Crawford.

“It’s great to see the community come together and support such a deserving family.”

Even those who couldn’t make it to the event still donated, sent words of encouragement or participated in the silent auction.

“The support that came in made it easy to help organize this event.”



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon woman pleas for return of stolen scooter

‘It’s been another kick in the teeth… how do you get ahead and keep your head above water?’

Chilliwack on the map for Salmon Arm Roots and Blues

Canadian music legends confirmed for 28th annual music festival

Vernon dumped with fourth snowiest January in three decades

January isn’t even over yet, and Vernon has already recorded one of… Continue reading

City of Vernon to redirect reclaimed water into Okanagan Lake

MacKay Reservoir nears capacity; city to reflow water into lake near Kin Beach

Visit Russia, Japan with Vernon’s Grannies in Travelogue series

The 10th season of Travelogue presentations is underway with two more to go

VIDEO: Soldiers trade rifles for snow shovels to help dig out St. John’s

A state of emergency is set to extend into a fifth day

Warm ‘blob’ could be behind mass starvation of North Pacific seabirds: study

Unprecedented death toll raises red flag for North American marine ecosystems

Police search for owner of another icy sailboat on Okanagan Lake

The frozen vessel was spotted near the 800 block of Manhattan Drive in Kelowna

Volunteer spends hundreds of hours restoring piece of railway history

Revelstoke Railway Museum now home to an authentic Kalamazzo No. 2 Section Handcar

Future of Penticton francophone school secured following funding announcement

$11.5M in funding means École Entre-lacs now independently owned and operated

ICBC to bring in ranking system for collision, glass repair shops

Change comes after the much-maligned auto insurer has faced criticism for sky-high premiums

‘It was just so fast’: B.C. teen recalls 150-metre fall down Oregon mountain

Surrey’s Gurbaz Singh broke his leg on Mount Hood on Dec. 30

Kelowna author Irwin Wislesky to release science-fiction novel on time travel

Invisible Footprints in Time follows Maxine Samuels and her quest back in time to save the future

Most Read