OPINION: Going pink and black at the track for Layney

Gladstone Kart Club members wore pink on Saturday to help raise money for Laney's Legacy.
Gladstone Kart Club members wore pink on Saturday to help raise money for Laney's Legacy.

SEEING pink and black shirts flashing around the Gladstone kart track on Saturday warmed my heart, though it was not surprising.

I have had the privilege of reporting on the great community that is the club as well as the cause the drivers were getting behind on the weekend: Layney's Legacy.

For anyone who doesn't know, Layney's Legacy is a charity started by the St Pierre family. Having lost Layney shortly after her birth and enduring visits to the morgue in hospital, Jereme and Monique wanted to make sure other parents did not go through the same.

Now Layney's Legacy is helping supply Cuddle Cots to hospitals in central Queensland. One is already at Gladstone Hospital. The cots allow the baby to stay with the parents to create memories.

Next on the list is the Mater Hospital, and all the money raised from Saturday's kart meet is going to help that happen.

Having met this wonderful family and heard their story, it is amazing to see a club unite to help one of its members in Jereme so much.

Whether the day raises a little or a lot, the support at the track made me tingle.

I cannot begin to imagine how the St Pierres feel seeing the pink and black shirts all around them.



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