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Exhibition brings hope to Scully family

A photo of a burnt tree in recovery has earned 11-year-old Jeremy Scully a brand new PlayStation 5 in Eurobodalla Council’s Photos of Hope exhibition.

Above: From back, left to right: Members of Eurobodalla Council’s community development team Emily Dannock, Lee Minihan and Zoe Morgan with Jeremy’s mum Amanda and brother Adam and (front) Jeremy Scully with his coveted prize.

When his photo “Ashy/sappy tree” was drawn for the major prize Jeremy said he was “speechless”.

“I didn’t expect to win it,” said the St Peter’s Anglican College student, who is now looking forward to playing Spiderman.

Jeremy’s mum Amanda said the family had many conversations about loss since losing their Malua Bay home on New Year’s Eve 2019.

“When our son Jeremy, age 11, found out he had won such an amazing prize he couldn’t believe it,” she said.

“This has shown him, as well as the rest of our family, that good things can happen too. This event about hope, really has restored a hope in our whole family.”

Photos of Hope entries were displayed digitally at the Currents live music event on Saturday 24 April.

Prize winners:

Under 12s

Kmart voucher - $100 – headspace- Baley Doran - Glistening Sunset at the Waterfront

Cinema tickets ($80 value donated by Eurobodalla Council) - Valentino Lopresti - Painted Flowers

Hydro Flask ($50 value donated by Eurobodalla Council) - William Corkin - From the Grass to the Sky

13–17 years

Digital photography classes ($140 value donated by Campbell Page) - Jack Golding - Good Morning Narooma

Wireless headphones ($80 value donated by Eurobodalla Council) - Madeline Handley - Sun Conure Beauty

Hydro Flask ($50 value donated by Campbell Page) - Lennon Cotter - Melting

18-25 years

Digital photography classes ($140 value donated by Campbell Page) – Emma - Mogo’s Rebirth

Kayak tour with Region X ($100 value donated by Eurobodalla Council) - Nina McConaghy - Gimme Gimme

Hydro Flask ($50 value donated by Campbell Page) - Maria Tate - When the Wind Changed

Major prize: PlayStation 5 ($749.95 value donated by Eurobodalla Council) - Jeremy Scully - Ashy/sappy tree

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