REMEMBERED: Phyllis Morrison-Gardiner in her Barbie-inspired wedding dress in January 2000.
REMEMBERED: Phyllis Morrison-Gardiner in her Barbie-inspired wedding dress in January 2000.

Art on sale at charity ball for Motor Neurone Disease

IN FEBRUARY last year, Phyllis Morrison-Gardiner was one of only 2000 people nationwide to win an unlucky lottery.

She was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Phyllis fought it valiantly with the help of extended family, close friends and the volunteers of Little Haven Pallative Care.

Unfortunately, the disease won out and by mid-September she was gone.

Organisers of the Yesterday's Heroes Charity Ball want to remember the colourful life that Phyllis led and give back to the organisation that was there for her until the end, Little Haven.

Phyllis was an exceptional artist with an extraordinary talent from all things creative.

In addition to being a painter, she was an accomplished costumer and loved performing with the various theatre associations in Gympie.

A stock-pile of Phyllis' artwork, forgotten and gathering dust in a shed. was slowly being destroyed, so the organisers decided to get permission from her estate to auction the works off, with proceeds going to Little Haven.

After some painstaking restoration and with the help of Bernie Clifford at Gold Town Framing, and the staff of Gympie Custom Framing, the artworks are coming up to their original glory.

The charity ball and art auction will be at the Pavilion on Saturday, August 8 with tickets expected to be on sale in early July, from Foxy Lady in Mary St.

A three-course meal by Zesty Edibles is sure to be a highlight, as will music from local artists, The Sounds of Swing Ensemble.

Ticket proceeds will go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association of Queensland.