Updated: Apr 17, 2020
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The Ryde Coronavirus Response Appeal had an amazing Easter gift from ex-islander Esther Mullens and her husband Stephen who made a $500 donation to support community organisations in Ryde. The Appeal was set up to help groups who are facing financial difficulties as a result of the crisis and this is by far the largest donation yet to the campaign.
So word of the power of community in Ryde has now spread across the pond, and the hope is that this could inspire others who may have moved away, but whose heart is still on the island, to give. A massive thank you to the Mullens'!!!
"I was born on the island and it's still one of my favourite places in the world, though my career has taken me to the USA for the last decade, we still have family connections to Ryde and wanted to do what we could to support. I'm glad to know there are people out there that help others day in and day out. Even though the times are challenging, keep up the good work!" Esther Mullens
Visit the fundraising page to donate to the Coronavirus Response appeal.