The Jack Keane Fundraiser has exceeded expectations and raised over $10,000 for the Keane family, with an extra $2,000 in donations to Country Hope from Apex Australia to additionally assist the cause. “Cancer is such a horrible thing, but it’s particularly cruel when it’s our kids.  Our best wishes go to Jack and the Keane family, but we’d also like to congratulate Country Hope for doing a fantastic job of supporting families in crisis, and congratulate the Collingullie community for coming together for such a strong show of support” said Andrew Roberts, President of the South Wagga Apex Club said.

Over 500 people attended the fundraiser at the community-hosted fundraiser on the grounds of the Crossroads Hotel, Collingullie on Sunday 15th October in aid of 12-year-old Jack Keane, and a local resident who was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

The fundraiser was a way for the community to give back, and ease the strain on the Keane family during this process.

The day was a huge success, with guests enjoying several musical acts on the day, headlined by Riverina acts The Mighty Yak and Wobbly Boot

All items for sale were generously donated from local businesses and was a great example of a community pulling together to support one of its own. Country Hope spokesperson Tom Looney said the day provided a much needed outlet for the family and the funds raised will go a long way in supporting them over the next rounds of Jacks treatments.

Nikki Grae