The Mayor Councillor Anne Jones says she is overwhelmed by the community’s response to a collection for the funeral of teenager Pheobe Pinnazza who died in a car accident on Burrendong Way.
“The reponse to this appeal is unbelievable. This town has such a big heart,” she said.
The mayor personally went around the town seeking donations and support. The Salvation Army, Lions, Rotary, Quota, local businesses and the public dipped into their pockets.
“This is an amazing effort from the community,” she said. Cr Jones had returned from the NSW Shires conference in Sydney and got straight to work to help out the family. Tributes continue to flow into the Times website for the teenager who studied at Wellington High School. She lost her life in an accident near Orange on Monday. Her father, who was driving, was left with minor injuries, while her older sister Mady suffered serious injuries. Mady remains in hospital and the community is also working toward funding her travel and caring costs.
The 47-year-old man was driving with Pheobe and 17-year-old Mady on Burrendong Way, near Mullion Creek, about 2pm, when the car crashed into a culvert and then into a tree, police said.
Mady suffered two fractured legs, a fractured spine and internal injuries and she was flown to Sydney last night for further treatment.
On the Wellington Times website people who knew the family gave support in their time of grief
“I remember the little girl with the long brown curls walking her big brother and sister to the bus stop. Though you were much older now, I’ll treasure that memory for ever. Love to you all and those you left behind. I wish a full and quick recovery for Mady and Mark”.
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