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HUNTER UNITES RAISING $100,000 FOR JESS COLLINS

The Hunter united to support a much-loved daughter over the weekend.

A staggering 650 people filled Newcastle’s City Hall on Saturday night for the Sunflowers for Jess Festival, which raised more than $100,000 for Jess Collins.

Last May, the 24-year-old surf lifesaver fell from her stand-up paddleboard at Snapper Rocks and hit her head, leaving her paralysed from the neck down.

The money will be used for Jess’s rehabilitation and medical treatment.

 

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Jane Goldsmith is a journalist, newsreader and producer based in Newcastle and began working with NBN Television in 2001. Originally from Port Macquarie, Jane has worked in television news and radio for 14 years and studied at the University of Newcastle.

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