LOCAL COMMUNITY PULLS TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE
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.
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.