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Dum Dum artist Lori Watson has donated a beautiful pastel study of a koala to raise money to help local koalas.

The artwork will be raffled with all proceeds going to Friends of the Koala Inc, a partner in the Koala Connections project.

Koala Connections coordinator Sally Jacka said Lori’s artwork, titled Its our world too depicts beautifully the character of koalas, and her generosity in donating the painting is evidence of her passion for their wellbeing.

‘Lori is deeply concerned about the plight of koalas on the Tweed Coast and wants to do something positive to assist them,’ Ms Jacka said.

The raffle will be drawn on 15 December.

If you can help support Friends of the Koala by purchasing raffle tickets, contact Sally Jacka on 02 6670 2561 or [email protected] or Friends of the Koala on 02 6622 1233. This is also the number to report koala sightings and sick, injured or orphaned koalas.

The Koala Connections project aims to connect koalas to their habitats and people to koala conservation. A series of workshops to increase community knowledge and appreciation of koalas have been delivered over the last six months.

Friends of the Koala is a totally voluntary community group dedicated to conserving koalas in the northern rivers region, including Tweed. Volunteer rescuers and rehabilitators operate a 24-hour service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas.

Photo caption:

Local artist Lori Watson (centre) presents her painting to Koala Connections project coordinator Sally Jacka (left) and Friends of the Koala Inc president Lorraine Vass.


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