UPDATE* Change of Date Saturday 18th*
Uncle Martin Ballangarry.
Uncle Martin, a Gumbaynggirr elder from Bowraville NSW, he was the first Aboriginal councillor at Nambucca Shire Council and a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for his work with Indigenous youths in the local Community.
After 3 years of intense loss, it's time we give back to an Elder who has spent his life giving and uplifting Community. This funding will help to restore Uncle Martin's house to be a safer living environment while giving him space to heal.
Uncle Martin is immensely generous with his time, his knowledge and his heart, all in Gumbaynggirr Community have been blessed in one way or another by his presence, his immaculate laugh and his larger than life personality.
He is truly one of a kind - his dedication to his people and his culture is immeasurable.
What's needed to help create a safe environment for Uncle Martin to live in is:
- Skip bins
- Floor work; as it's currently hazardous
- Forensic Cleaning
- Plumbing & repairs to water and pipe works
- Accommodation; to relocate Uncle Martin while works are being done
Anything you can give is much appreciated.
If you cannot donate materially, please consider volunteering your time for a working bee at Uncle Martin's place on Saturday November 18th. (NOTE DATE CHANGED)
ngalanamba ngiyambandi gawa - help our Uncle (Gumbaynggirr)