Vince and Amelia Nagy

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.”