ANDREW 'Packy' Turnbull with sons Corey (top left), 16, Marcus (bottom left), 8, Christopher (top right) 15 and Benjamin (bottom right), 13.
ANDREW 'Packy' Turnbull with sons Corey (top left), 16, Marcus (bottom left), 8, Christopher (top right) 15 and Benjamin (bottom right), 13. Contributed.

Fundraiser dinner for Packy's kids

THE memorial dinner for fallen Kingscliff firefighter Andrew “Packy” Turnbull will be held tonight.

A long list of sporting legends will attend the sportsman’s dinner at the Cudgen Leagues Club from 7pm, including golfer Rachel Hetherington, former Test cricketer Greg Ritchie and NRL player Graeme Eadie.

The event is being held to raise funds for Mr Turnbull’s seven children, Aubrey, 20, Corey, 16, Christopher, 15, Benjamin, 13, Marcus, 8, Kaleb, 5, and his youngest, Kiara, who is only one year old.

Local schools and community groups have already raised $4000 through separate fundraisers and events for the family.

Mr Turnbull passed away while battling a grass fire at Fingal Head last month, aged 35.

More than 1500 mourners gathered at the Cudgen Leagues Club for his funeral a week later, where he received full firefighter honours.

A limited amount of tickets for tonight will be available at the door.

Tickets are $50 and include a dinner and entertainment package.

There will also be an auction and raffle on the night to help raise funds for Mr Turnbull’s children.

Items include a custom set of Bridgestone golf clubs with a bag, framed and signed jerseys from the Parramatta Eels, Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Titans, golf with Ms Hetherington, a Nintendo Wii pack, a barbecue and esky pack and two nights at Twin Towns Resort.

Call (02) 6674 1888.


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