Local raises $6000 for those in need

A CARING Forbes woman has raised almost $6000 for Forbes and Parkes locals undergoing treatment for medical conditions in the past eight months. 

Yvonne McLaughlin.

Yvonne McLaughlin.

In her third and final fundraiser this year, Yvonne McLaughlin raised $1800 for the family of a little boy who has been left blind after having two brain tumours removed. 

Three-year-old Parkes boy Taio Henry is in Sydney having treatment and Ms McLaughlin took it upon herself to raise money to help his family. 

Yvonne dyed her hair blue – little Taio’s favourite colour – after raising over $1000 in four weeks. 

“He is young and everyone needs a chance,” she said. This year, Yvonne also raised funds for Danielle Mason and Ron Wardrop.