Love Your Sister to visit Seymour

By David Rak

Charity organisation Love Your Sister is coming to Seymour on Friday for three big events.

Love Your Sister started when co-founder Connie Johnson dared her younger brother, Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson, to unicycle around the country in the face of her terminal breast cancer diagnosis.

Mr Johnson is embarking on a two-year lap around Australia to remind every mum in the land to be breast aware and to keep his long-held promise of raising $10 million for research.

At each location Mr Johnson and his team will have the Love Your Sister ute and van selling merchandise.

Mr Johnson will also talk about Connie’s cancer battle and where 100 per cent of the funds raised are going.

The events will provide a chance for people to take a picture with Mr Johnson and his mirrorball trophy, which he won on Dancing with the Stars, and his Gold Logie.

The first event is at Wine X Sam from 10 am to 11.30 am. A dollar from every coffee and $5 from every bottle of wine sold will be donated to Love Your Sister.

O’Keefe’s IGA is up next from 12.30 pm to 2 pm. Purchase a $2 Love Your Sister Heart in store to go in the running to win a two-minute shopping spree with Sam. The winner will be announced on the day and must be at the event.

There will also be Bimbo Bird and the Fox selling coffee and drinks, a sausage sizzle and other raffles where 100 per cent of the donations will go to Love Your Sister. Other entertainment will include a CFA truck and police car for the children.

The final event for the day is at the Royal Hotel from 5 pm to 7 pm. It will feature a silent auction for a four-course, fully serviced dinner for four in Eliza’s Room. The winner will be announced on the night and must be at the event.

There will also be a sausage sizzle in the beer garden, a jar on the bar for donations and a raffle for a Christmas hamper. Bookings are essential if you plan to have dinner.

For more information, visit the Love Your Sister Facebook page.