LIGHT THE NIGHT Fiona – 22nd September

Fiona Goldsmith and Feona Henness hope you will Light the Night at Bella Vista for the Leukeamia Foundation

Bella Vista Farm Park will glow with hope when the Hills Light the Night event illuminates the historic homestead on Saturday, September 22.

Participants can book a coloured lantern to hold during the walk to represent their journey with blood cancer.

Gold lanterns are to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, white lanterns are for people who have been diagnosed with blood cancer themselves and blue lanterns are for community members.

All funds raised on the night will go to the Leukeamia Foundation to help with services and research programs.

Hills mum Feona Hennes was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in November 2012.

The following year she started fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation and was asked to be the white Lantern Ambassador at the Parramatta Light the Night event and then attended the Blacktown Light the Night Event.

“These events really affected me,” she said.

“They are such an emotional and moving experience … I decided that I had to get one happening locally. “

Committee members are all Hills locals who have been touched by blood cancers in some way.

While Light the Night events are happening across Australia in October, the inaugural Hills Light the Night event will be on September 22.

Gates open at 4pm. Entertainment starts at 4.30pm and includes the Hills Community Band, Pickett Sisters, Taylor Everton Stunt Group, and Constant Groove Dance Troup.

Norwest Sunrise Rotary will have a BBQ running. The Stanhope Anglican Ladies will have a cake stall and the Hills Daily Grind will be supplying hot drinks.

The walk will be around the historic homestead at 7.15pm.

To find out more and reserve a lantern visit: www.lightthenight.org.au