Family day out set to help the Hanns

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The Hann family together in the lead-up to a fundraiser at Morayfield on Saturday.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The Hann family together in the lead-up to a fundraiser at Morayfield on Saturday. Amy Hinks Photography

THE community will rally for the Hann family at Morayfield East State School on Saturday (October 22) following mother Christine's shock diagnosis that a cancer has spread to her brain.

Christine, 31, her husband Shaun and her three children aged 8, 6 and 17-months-old have seen her go through four months of harsh chemotherapy from April this year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She then started to develop excruciating headaches before undergoing further tests that revealed she had just a matter of weeks to live from September 2.

Christine and Shaun moved up to Mt Isa from Morayfield in 2013, but with family and friends still down here, continued to visit often. Since the cancer Christine and her family have relocated back here for treatment.

Helping the Hanns coordinator Filomena Distefano-Peek has been friends with Christine for eight years and said organising the event was a welcome distraction for her.

"We actually met when her eldest son was a baby and my son was a baby,” she said.

"I wanted to do something that was a community event... so the family know that the local community could rally around and help them feel the love.”

"It's also been a very good distraction for me.”

One of the features of the event is a performance from The Voice grand finalist Tash Lockhart. There will also be raffles, face-painting a jumping castle and host of other family activities from 10am-2pm.

Those interested in attending or donating to the family can visit, or email

Businesses have all ready contributed money towards the family such as Coles Morayfield and The Coffee Club at Morayfield Supacentre, who raised $2200 in just one day.

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