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September 27, 2021

Billinudgel supports Jo’s cancer fight

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Jo Williams. Photo supplied

The community is getting behind Billinudgel local Jo Williams’s fight against cancer with a fundraiser on Saturday June 16 at the Billinudgel Hotel from 2pm.

Jo is the daughter of the late Barry Williams (Bazza), also well known to the area.

Friend and fundraiser co-organiser Chinta Casidy said, ‘Jo has been fighting cervical cancer for many years now and in February found out she has stage three bowel cancer.’

‘After many appointments with the oncologist, Jo has found out they are unable to remove her tumour. She has just finished her second round of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Jo lives in Casino now, as she is unable to move back to the Byron Shire with the rising costs of accommodation.


‘Jo has no family around to support her and is lucky the local church group has been driving her to Lismore for treatments. Jo is a fighter and will do anything she can to beat this cancer.’

Local band United Sound and DJ Slinky will be playing.

‘The theme is Mad Hatter so please dress in your funkiest hat and outfit,’ said Chinta.

Donations for the raffle are welcome, as are baked goods, which can be dropped at the pub.

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