Easter delivery of eggs and iPads

The local community has helped a Ballan family raise more than $5000 to give children with autism an opportunity to learn through technology.

Keeley’s Cause, started by 13-year-old Keeley, has been going for just six months and has already helped seven children to get the best out of their education through the use of iPads.

With the support of the Ballan Lions Club, Keeley’s family hosted an Easter Egg hunt at the Ballan Racecourse during the recent long weekend.

Mum Sharon Murphy gave a “big shout out” to the community after the event raised $5025 towards the purchase of iPads.

“We need to help as many kids as we possibly can to further their education to prevent them from being unable to function normally when they leave high school,” Mrs Murphy said.

“It started off with Keeley wanting to do a couple of sausage sizzles and get enough money to buy two iPads to help other kids like her.

“We’re only six months in and the support we’ve got is absolutely amazing. It’s only going to grow from here.”

Mrs Murphy said the Easter hunt was such a “fantastic effort” that the family has decided to make it an annual event.

“We couldn’t have achieved such a successful result without you all.”