500 raise funds to support Duane
HUNDREDS of Tweed people rallied to support the children and family of a 34-year-old Banora Point man who remains in intensive care after a workplace accident early last month.
They turned out at Murwillumbah's Brothers Leagues Club on Saturday to support Duane Darragh who is still in the intensive care unit of the Gold Coast hospital after a concrete block weighing more than a tonne fell on him at a concrete manufacturing company South Murwillumbah.
Family friend Eryn Young said the response to the fundraiser was "fantastic" and the event had raised a good deal to support Duane and his family in his recovery.
"It was fantastic. We had over 500 people there at one stage," Ms Young said.
"Everyone seemed to have a lovely day.
"We don't have any figures on how much we raised yet ... but it's pretty safe to say we have raised a considerable amount."
Among the fundraising efforts was the sale of paper cranes by local woman Anna Robertson who made a thousand of them to sell for a dollar each.