Carrol Stubbs had the idea to raise money for SpinalCure after she was given a number of plant pots from her daughter and son-in-law who had been landscaping their garden. She decided to put them to good use and enlisted the help of her local motorcycle club, the “No Names Original”.
Members of the motorcycle club started potting plants for many months in preparation for hosting a plant stall at their local market in Toukley, with proceeds raised from the stall to be donated to spinal cord injury research—a cause close to Carrol’s heart, after suffering spinal issues since birth.
“As a person with Harrington rods for scoliosis, a degenerative arthritis, I understand the need for research, not only into severe spinal injury, but curing spinal deformity, diseases and genetic conditions, that will help future generations.” Carrol Stubbs
The fundraiser was a wonderful community effort, with a number of donations collected in conjunction with the stall. The organisers of the Toukley markets kindly waived the stall fee, and the Toukley Lions Club donated $350 from its ‘sausage sizzle’ in support. Many hands helped on the day to set-up the stall and to sell plants. There was even a small bike display put on by the motorcycle club.