Memory honoured with fundraiser
LOLA Sinton was remembered by her friends yesterday when a hoy and mini cent sale was held by the Warwick Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Treasurer Daree Foster said yesterday’s event was the annual cent sale for a specified charity.
“Lola was appointed our worthy matron (president) last September and had already talked to the Cancer Council Queensland about a fundraiser for the Toowoomba Accommodation Centre,” Mrs Foster said.
“Soon after, she was diagnosed with leukaemia, became sick in January and died on June 15. Lola had been in the order for 44 years and held a number of positions, including secretary.
“Lola first approached the Cancer Council after reading a story in the Daily News about the accommodation centre.”
As it was her idea to raise funds for the Toowoomba Accommodation Unit as part of the Toowoomba Cancer Centre, members decided to honour her memory by continuing the fundraising effort for the project she originally chose.
The event was attended by about 100 people.