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Avondale Meats Raises Over $1100 for Local Hero Cheryl in Heartwarming Community Fundraiser

In an extraordinary display of community solidarity and generosity, Avondale Meats of Bribie Island orchestrated a fundraising event that will be remembered for its profound impact on one of their own. The local butcher shop, a staple in the community, hosted a sausage sizzle fundraiser for Cheryl Bichel, a cherished local hairdresser facing a daunting battle against cancer. This initiative not only showcased the tight-knit spirit of Bribie Island residents but also underscored the community’s dedication to supporting its members through challenging times.

Cheryl Bichel, known for her resilience in the face of adversity, has been a frequent patron of Avondale Meats. Her journey, marked by a severe heart attack in 2022 and the loss of her mother, took a graver turn with a recent cancer diagnosis. Faced with mounting medical bills and the prospect of more surgeries and treatments, Cheryl’s story resonated with many, prompting Avondale Meats to step in with a creative fundraising solution.

The event, held at Shop 13, Bribie Harbour Shopping Village, welcomed community members to enjoy free sausages, with the option to contribute donations. Avondale Meats generously provided all the meats and staffing for the event, while Bribie Island Bakehouse contributed the bread, ensuring that every aspect of the sausage sizzle was a product of local businesses pulling together for a common cause.

A notable donation came from Dr. Tabs at Banksia Beach Dental, highlighting the community-wide effort to support Cheryl. This gesture, among many others, reflected the immense goodwill and community spirit prevalent among the residents and businesses of Banksia Beach and the wider Bribie Island area.

Greg Doyle from Avondale Meats with Dr Tabs from Banksia Beach Dental. Photo FTLMEDIA.CO.

The fundraiser was a resounding success, raising over $1100 to help alleviate the financial stress on Cheryl and her family. This contribution will go towards covering the estimated $20,000 needed for Cheryl’s upcoming surgery and subsequent treatments, offering a glimmer of hope and relief during an incredibly challenging period.

The event’s culmination saw Cheryl Bichel receiving the generous donation from Greg Doyle of Avondale Meats, a moment of profound gratitude and community strength. This act of kindness serves as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of community support.

The Bribie Island community’s response to Cheryl’s plight has been overwhelming, with the successful fundraiser reinforcing the notion that no one has to face life’s toughest battles alone. Avondale Meats, along with Bribie Island Bakehouse, Banksia Beach Dental, and the entire community, have set a remarkable example of compassion and solidarity.

For those who could not attend but wish to contribute, Cheryl’s daughter has set up a GoFundMe page to support her cancer battle. Every donation, no matter the size, is a step towards helping Cheryl conquer cancer with the community’s unwavering support behind her.

Bribie Island’s spirit of unity and generosity shines brightly, proving that together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those around us. Let’s continue to support Cheryl and her family during this time, embodying the true essence of community compassion and resilience.