Memory lives on - Event raises $4150

Ruth Ford, John Ford, Sarah Flynn of the Cancer Council, Ian Ford, Jenni Moreing and Jodi Cotterill of the Southern Monaro Community Fund.

Ruth Ford, John Ford, Sarah Flynn of the Cancer Council, Ian Ford, Jenni Moreing and Jodi Cotterill of the Southern Monaro Community Fund.

THE memory of much-loved local woman Jenny Ford will continue to live on in Bombala with money raised from a ball held in her honour being donated to provide cancer nurses to the region.

The National Bank has presented a cheque for $4150 to the Southern Monaro Community Fund which will provide cancer nurses to the region. 

National Bank spokeswoman Jodie Jones said the funds will be used to help others in the community who suffer from cancer. 

“The funds raised will be used for cancer nurses in Bombala which is very special because the money was raised in honour of Jen Ford,” Ms Jones said. 

“Hundreds turned out for the ball and we have even just received donations from people in the community.”

Jen’s Old Time Spring Ball was held in Cathcart on November 9 last year, with 200 people attending.

The ball was a huge success and was awarded the Community Event of the Year at Bombala’s Australia Day celebrations.  

The ball was Mrs Ford’s inspiration who wanted to hold a good old fashioned ball to raise funds for and awareness of cancer. 

Sadly, Mrs Ford lost her battle with cancer before the ball took place. 

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