Ray and Dawn King from Rainbow Beach thank locals and visitors for helping them raise cash for cancer and MS prevention and research
If you have wandered down to the Rainbow Beach Market at the Centreblock, you may have stopped by a handmade leather craft stall.
But you may not know that the stall has raised over $4000 for charity in the last year – that’s a lot of plaited belts!
Rainbow Beach locals, Ray and Dawn King, are very happy with the progress.
Ray told the Community News, “By people supporting us we have been able to donate $3,773 to MS and $1,132 to Cancer Research and other smaller donations of $125 to various charities, in the previous 12 months.”
The couple said their family has been affected by the loss of a son-in-law to cancer and another son-in-law has been suffering from multiple sclerosis since 2010.
Ray has everything from whips to wallets that he has hand crafted – he spends 30 hours each week for the cause and Dawn helps at the market stalls.
Said Ray, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove and the travelling public, for supporting our stall at the Rainbow Beach and Cooloola Cove Markets, together with the people who have privately contacted us and bought our leather goods in our quest to support Kiss Goodbye to MS and Cancer Research.”
Why not drop by the stall at Rainbow Beach Market on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, or on the first Saturday at Cooloola Cove, and check out Ray’s wares. Call Ray and Dawn on 0428573055 to find out more.