Rally to aid Nolan with fundraiser for treatment in US
NOLAN Rooms has had a tough start in life.
The 23-month-old was born three-and-a-half months premature, his brain suffered oxygen starvation and his long-term diagnosis is a high level of quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
He's also a little battler with an infectious smile, no doubt the result of the love and care provided by his parents Christian and Nicole.
Nolan's father is a mechanic for the Pacific Kia car dealership in Maroochydore, and Mr Rooms' colleagues and bosses have rallied to help the family travel to America for Nolan to receive specialist treatment.
The travel and treatment will cost the family about $40,000, so Pacific Motor Group has launched a fundraising campaign by donating $1000 and organising a progressive raffle through Sunshine Butterflies.
"We're targeting businesses to help out and try and win one of the raffle prizes," Craig McPherson of Pacific Motor Group said.
When 10 raffle tickets - costing $500 each - are sold, the first prize is made available: an advertising package worth $11,700 on radio and in the Sunshine Coast Daily.
With each additional 10 tickets sold more prizes become available - from luxury accommodation to an LED TV - and if 100 tickets sell, Pacific Motor Group will donate a Kia Rio S hatchback car valued at $16,490.
The family will fly to the US to begin treatment on March 31.
How to HELP
Nolan Rooms fundraiser
RAFFLE tickets cost $500 each and can be bought through local charity Sunshine Butterflies on 5470 2830 or 0416 272 123, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
They can also be bought at Pacific Ford or Pacific Kia on Sugar Rd, Maroochydore.
Prizes become available as more tickets are sold:
10 Tickets sold: Company advertising package worth $11,700. 20: Spicer's Tamarind Maleny package. 30: Q1 accommodation, Gold Coast. 40: Family Fun Pass 50: HTC One XL mobile phone. 60: Portable barbecue and meat tray. 70: $500 entertainment package. 80: Pacific Motor Group $500 logbook car service. 90: 46-inch LG LED Smart TV. 100: Kia Rio S hatchback valued at $16,490.