Pictured with Taylor is (back from left) Nat Saunders, Paul Hillegers, Trevor Kirk, (front) Shelley Kropp, Cherryl Kirk and Tayla Saunders.
Pictured with Taylor is (back from left) Nat Saunders, Paul Hillegers, Trevor Kirk, (front) Shelley Kropp, Cherryl Kirk and Tayla Saunders. Contributed

Nestle crew digs deep to help Tayla

TAYLA Saunders well spend both her 13th birthday and Christmas in Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane while undergoing more treatment for a rare form of cancer.

Tayla is battling alveolar soft part sarcoma, but thanks to staff at Gympie's Nestlé plant, Tayla and her family have been given Christmas bonus to help with costs during the festive season.

The Nestlé crew of Shelley Kropp, Paul Hillegars and Trevor Kirk with his wife Cherryl from the Uniting Church Child Care Centre, met Tayla Saunders and her mother Nat recently to present them with the generous cheque.

The money was donated by the Nestlé Fill and Pack team's, Implemented Improvement Bean Program.

In the program, each department puts forward their best improvement for the week, a vote is then held each Friday for the best improvement on the site for the week.

Each department keeps a tally of their winnings and then when an opportunity for a worthy cause comes along, that department votes on the distribution.

In this case Tayla was the chosen recipient.

Nat said she was very overwhelmed by the generosity of Nestlé.

She said Tayla was heading back to Brisbane for more treatment and will be at Ronald McDonald House for her 13th birthday and Christmas.

"The community support for Tayla and the family has been astounding. They're extremely grateful," Nat said.

Gympie Times


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