Kindamindi art show to help ease family’s medical burden

Special visit: Alison and Terry Lawlor talk to Kindamindi. "It was fantastic to have the little people ask all their questions," Terry said.

Special visit: Alison and Terry Lawlor talk to Kindamindi. "It was fantastic to have the little people ask all their questions," Terry said.

After a difficult year, local couple Terry and Alison Lawlor have been blown away by the generosity of some of Inverell’s youngest residents.

The couple were at a loss for words when Kindamindi reached out to help pay their ballooning medical and day-day costs. The preschool will donate the funds raised in their Inverell Art Gallery show tonight to the pair.

The Lawlor family have struggled with drastic changes over the last year as Terry’s health has declined due to motor neurone disease.

“Just getting out of bed in the morning is quite an ordeal compared to what it used to be,” Terry said. 

“It’s quite a bit of life that I’m missing out on and my kids are missing out on because I can’t get around, don’t have the capacity to do the simple things in life anymore.”

Alison said Kindamindi’s offer to help was overwhelming. “I can’t even put it into words. It’s quite beautiful.”

She said it meant a lot for the kids to sell their hard work for the family. 

The family are hoping to put the funds towards a new wheelchair for Terry.

Kindamindi opens their annual art show at the Inverell Art Gallery at 6.30pm tonight. All funds made from the sale of the handmade artwork will go towards the Lawlor family.

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