Local Wendy Cooper is close to her fundraising goal of $2500 after deciding to give up alcohol for 31 days to raise money for cancer patients.
Wendy's decision to fundraise for Dry July has been a personal one, with members of her family being diagnosed and succumbing to cancer.
"My brother and sister in law both passed away from cancer and I wanted to do this for them," Wendy told the Argus.
"Vicki was diagnosed in late 2008 and passed away two days after Christmas in 2010, she was 51. And Max was diagnosed in 2009 and passed away in 2013, a week before his 63rd birthday. So it was quite close together and it did really impact the family."
Wendy is now on her last day of the fundraiser and said the support she has received from the community is incredible.
"It's really good to know I have that support and encouragement to do something like this," she said.
"I have surprised myself that I've made it 31 days, but anything I can do to help other families going through what our family did, then I'll do it.
"It's been tough at times, but I've been able to push through."
Today, July 31, also marks five years since Wendy's father passed away.
"He would be very proud of me for achieving what I have and raising money for a good cause."
Wendy is raising money for the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse. The funds will help the organisation continue to provide integrated holistic treatment and cancer care to patients.
At the time of publication, Wendy has raised $1939.50.
"The month has gone really fast and I'm so grateful to everyone who has donated and supported me in doing this. I don't know if I'll get to my goal, but any amount can make a difference."
Although Wendy's pledge to give up alcohol ends tomorrow, it's not too late to donate.
"We're still able to accept donations after July 31 and any amount does really help."
Locals can support Wendy by donating to her fundraising page.