Laura Perry and Georgia Agius at Boost Juice Bar in Stockland Rockhampton, getting a taste for today’s fundraiser to help Georgia through treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Laura Perry and Georgia Agius at Boost Juice Bar in Stockland Rockhampton, getting a taste for today’s fundraiser to help Georgia through treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Contributed

Juice bar's giving Georgia a boost

WHEN Laura Perry heard one of her best friends had been diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin's Lymphoma she was understandably shocked.

The 17-year old Emmaus College student said hearing the news about her friend, Georgia Agius, who is the same age and in the same grade at her school, had made her much more aware of the disease.

“I'd heard of it, but I had never really known much about it,” Laura said.

She is hoping to not only raise awareness of the cancer, but to also raise funds for Georgia and her family through the company she works at after school, Boost Juice Bar.

Susan Vignale, owner of Boost in Stockland Rockhampton, said because Georgia was friends with Laura and other members of her staff, they had decided to fundraise to help towards medical expenses or pampering.

Today the store will be decorated in purple and the staff will be dressing up to draw attention to the cause.

As well as donation tins being on display for anyone who wishes to give money, $1 from the sale of every original size drink today will also be donated to Georgia.

As a bonus, anyone who buys the donation drink will go into the draw for one of 20 $10 vouchers from either Boost or Stockland and there will be a variety of free samples on offer and giveaways throughout the day.

With the Boost company a big supporter of charity Australia-wide, Susan said they were keen to come in to support the store for the event.

Laura said other friends of the family had been fundraising too, through raffles and things, and Georgia was so thankful for their help.

“She is very grateful about everyone who has fundraised for her.”

Today Laura is hoping that not only will their regular customers take part in the fundraiser, but others will see that it is for a good cause, not only getting their Boost juice, but another boost as well.

“You'll get the feeling that you have helped Georgia and her family.”



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