Family fundraiser for cancer victim


Supporters of Arrowtown cancer sufferer, four-month-old Sydney Boden, have organised a family fundraiser for her and her family this Saturday. 

Sydney pictured with brothers Albie, 4 (right), and Ben, 2 (far right) – was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at six weeks, which she’s being treated for in Christchurch. She has already had an operation to reduce pressure on her spinal column. 

The fun day, from 11am till 3pm at Arrowtown’s Village Green, includes bouncy castles, a petting zoo, dance and pilates classes, puppet theatre, local Buckingham Belles dancers, Bikes 4 Fun, sausage sizzle, market stalls and music by Queenstowner Craig Smith and local bands. Most items are gold coin donation only. 

There’s also a competition to find Arrowtown’s hottest home baker and a raffle with 50 donated prizes.