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Cafe2U Cromer Does it for Daniel too!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Terry Hills local and Cerebral Palsy sufferer Daniel Clarke is a 17-year-old young man whose obvious day-to-day challenges haven’t inhibited his lust for life nor caring spirit. A tireless worker for charity, he and his brother have raised over $700,000 to save the orangutans. They have published a book and been given the new Pride of Australia award. Daniel has been recognised by US President Barrack Obama for his conservation efforts and been visited at home by former Prime Minister John Howard as a result of his fundraising efforts for the Australian Orangutan Project to save the Orangutans.

But even the most determined campaigners need a helping hand sometimes – particularly those with a debilitating condition like Daniel's.

Daniel Clarke decided to contact A Current Affair himself requesting help with funds for a new walker and possibly to widen walls in their family home. In the letter received by A Current Affair, Daniel had stated that this kind of letter usually saw him requesting funds for orangutans, but this time round he was actually asking for financial help for himself … a very touching moment.

This week Daniel was given that help courtesy of A Current Affair. What he got was the biggest surprise renovation ever performed by ACA. A three-month renovation jammed into a one-week period was a big ask, but one that was delivered.

An incredible 55 businesses and suppliers chipped in their time, materials and labour to contribute to the cause. Numbered among those was Michael Dolahenty, owner of Cafe2U Cromer-Dee Why, who kindly offered his time and many coffees to the workers during this great event.

"Like all of the suppliers it is something I felt moved to be involved in. It was an incredibly rewarding experience," Mr. Dolahenty said.

Michael turned up at the site of the Clarke family Rescue Renovation every morning to ensure that the team had their early morning coffee fix to get them through the day.

“Daniel’s home is two stories and he hasn’t been able to get his wheelchair up the stairs. It makes home life very difficult for him and the family. This project will enhance their lives. I am very happy I could play my small part and give these great builders and tradesman a coffee boost when they needed it.”

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