$6000 for Beau
THE Morwell Football Netball Club handed over $6681.60 to support injured Leongatha Parrots player Beau Vernon on Saturday.
Vernon suffered a considerable neck injury last Saturday week and is expected to have a long rehabilitation process.
The donation from MFNC is made up of $4375 from gate plus $2306.60 from general donations collected on the day and last week amongst players.
“I think that is a huge contribution for them as a club to make and I think it speaks volumes of their club and what they’re prepared to do as a club,” Parrots secretary Matthew Grylls told The Star.
“It also speaks volumes about the football community.”
The fund was officially created last week and launched by Beau’s father on The AFL Footy Show donations have been flowing in.
“Since the footy show I would’ve had at least a dozen emails on the Thursday night and Friday who missed the details and wanted to make a donation,” Grylls said.
“A lot of individuals are seeking to donate but we’ve had heaps of support from other clubs.
“We’d just like everyone to come through, support and make a donation.”
On the home front the Parrots are doing all that they can to help Vernon.
“All the players donated their match payments from this week to the fund in support to Beau,” Grylls said.
They are plans for further fundraising events for the club with proceeds going to Vernon’s fund although nothing has been confirmed yet.
“At the moment we’re just trying to work out the best way to raise the money,” Grylls said.
Donations to the Beau Vernon fund can be made at any Westpac branch BSB 033-237 account number 179142.
Look out for next week’s Star for an in depth interview with the Leongatha Football Netball Club.
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