MARVELLOUS: Garry Ensbey (second from right) accepts a donation from Alstonville Cricket Club members (from left) Pete Weingarth, president Wayne Gerrard and president of the junior club Paul Irwin.
MARVELLOUS: Garry Ensbey (second from right) accepts a donation from Alstonville Cricket Club members (from left) Pete Weingarth, president Wayne Gerrard and president of the junior club Paul Irwin.

Cricketers support a life member

GARRY Ensbey has committed more than 25 years of service to the Alstonville cricket family – and the club last week repaid Garry by helping out his family.


The life member of the Alstonville Cricket Club last week accepted a donation of $3950 to help his daughter, Mel, in her battle with ovarian cancer.


Garry said he and his family have been so grateful with the support they have received from the Plateau and broader communities.


“It’s a small community,” he said.


“And we’re amazed with their generosity.”


The family has a target of about $200,000 for travel and treatment for Mel in the US.


And they are chipping away at that target with plenty of community support.


A bowls day was held at the Alstonville Plateau Bowls and Sports Club last month, and it raised $12,000.


Il Postino restaurant at Alstonville is holding a Dine to Donate event on May 13, where 10 per cent of the takings on the night will be donated to Mel’s appeal.


The raffle currently being held – look out for ticket-sellers throughout the shire – will be drawn on June 5 at the Federal Hotel, Alstonville, at an event starting at 4.30pm. There also will be raffles on the night.


Wayne Gerrard, president of the Alstonville Cricket Club, said the club was happy to help Garry and his family.


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