Auction to raise funds for Ellie’s Smile

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  • Location: Tewantin-Noosa RSL, Tewantin 4565 Queensland
Ellie Margaret Topliff

At fifteen months old, Ellie Margaret Topliff’s story has touched thousands.  Diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease which has no treatment or cure available, Ellie has a smile that remains beautiful and infectious and enchants all that hear of her heartbreaking struggle.   
Tay-Sachs disease is a very rare, inherited disease that means Ellie does not have an important enzyme that helps to break down a fatty material called ganglioside GM2. This material builds up in the brain, and eventually damages nerve cells and causes neurological problems.   The disease causes a gradual loss of vision, deafness, seizures, respiratory problems, gradual paralysis and dementia within a short timeframe of several years.
The main focus for Ellie’s parents, Catherine and Joel is to keep Ellie as comfortable and happy as possible and to make the most out of every moment they have with Ellie, to create everlasting memories and to enjoy her beautiful, infectious smile.
To help this amazingly resilient family, Tewantin Noosa RSL are holding an auction night on Saturday 25th October from 6pm in the Diggers Bar.
Entry is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and there will be lots of auction items, raffles, nibbles and fun.
There are currently a wide variety of auction items up for grabs with big items like holiday getaways, golf packages and a Waeco fridge to smaller items like gift baskets and vouchers.
Auction items have been donated from generous businesses and benefactors.  Additional items are still being sought and anyone interested in contributing to the auction or making a donation to the cause can contact Katie Young via email on or by phone on5447 1766.
All proceeds go towards Ellie’s ongoing care. Donations can also be made at
DJ Dave Daly will MC the night and you can stay on after the auction for a night of disco heaven from the eighties, nighties and naughties.

Auction to raise funds for Ellie’s Smile
Tewantin-Noosa RSL, Memorial Avenue, Tewantin
Saturday 25th October
Entry is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and there will be lots of auction items, raffles, nibbles and fun.

For further information please contact 07 5447 1766

Tewantin-Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club Inc :
Memorial Avenue, Tewantin
07 5447 1766
07 5449 9272
Tewantin-Noosa RSL & Citizens Memorial Club Inc

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Tewantin-Noosa RSL, Tewantin

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