Recently, as you know, I suffered a traumatic ordeal in that my late mother and father’s house was broken into and ransacked.
I therefore would like to take the opportunity, through your column, to thank first of all my special friends and neighbours who gave support and strength and guided me through this nightmare, and also thank you to the wonderful police officers, and to the staff at The Daily Advertiser (Annie) and Prime7 (Sarah) and my colleagues at 2AAA (Marguerite, Mark, Steven and Adrian) for showing me that there is light at the other end of the tunnel.
I would like to say a special thank you to all the courtroom judges who gave these total scumbags a licence to commit these crimes by giving these scum a slap on the wrist.
I have been a Justice of the Peace for 15 years. I revoked this position because I have lost total faith in the judicial system.
Fred Velthuis, Uranquinty
Joyce putting himself first
Barnaby Joyce, the member for New England, has forgotten his constituents, most of whom are in a state of desperation coping with the worst drought in decades.
He has forgotten about our greatest river system, the Murray-Darling, which is in a parlous condition.
He has forgotten his loyalty to the NLP and the battle to keep it from fracturing.
So, what has he remembered? Barnaby Joyce et al. of course.
Christine Perrott, Armidale
Gratitude for donations
On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to The Daily Advertiser readers for their incredible support of this years’ 20th World’s Greatest Shave.
The extraordinary people who shaved, cut or coloured their hair, plus all their generous sponsors, have now raised close to an incredible $5 million in NSW alone.
This will help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to provide its vital services that will make a genuine difference to local families facing blood cancer.
These services include free accommodation, transport, emotional support and disease specific education to Australians and their families as they find their way through some of the darkest days of their lives.
Plus, funds raised also contributes to Australian researchers who are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments.
Although their critical research is improving survival rates, sadly 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer every single day. Approximately 20,000 people have taken part in this year’s milestone campaign and have shaved or cut away an estimated 7000 kilograms of hair, helping to create wigs for cancer patients.
Thanks to our partners at Sustainable Salons Australia, for the first time shorter hair will now also be used to create ‘hair booms’ which will be used to soak up potential oil spills at sea.
Thank you for your support. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of $5.25 million in NSW. There is still time for people to sign up or make a donation at www.worldsgreatestshave.com.au.
Thanks to you, the Leukaemia Foundation will be able to help more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and live a better quality of life.