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.
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
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
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