NEEDING YOUR HELP: A terrible accident last month left local teenager Duncan Sawter a quadriplegic. Now, the Duncan Sawyer Foundation is holding a charity auction to help with the costs of his ongoing treatment and recovery.
NEEDING YOUR HELP: A terrible accident last month left local teenager Duncan Sawter a quadriplegic. Now, the Duncan Sawyer Foundation is holding a charity auction to help with the costs of his ongoing treatment and recovery. Submitted

Charity night to help local teen

LOCAL teenager Duncan Sawyer is a fighter – but even the toughest need a little help some times.

Last month, the 19-year-old Coffs Harbour local was riding his pushbike near Macauley’s Beach when he came off and landed on his head, breaking his neck. As a result, Duncan is now a quadriplegic and is undergoing intensive treatment at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Now, friends and family are rallying behind the teen and have created the Duncan Sawyer Foundation to assist with raising much-needed funds for his ongoing treatment and recovery.

On April 17, the Duncan Sawyer Foundation will be holding a charity auction at Club Coffs, with all proceeds going to the cost of treatment and care for Duncan.

“We’ve had so many things donated already, the community support has been fantastic,” friend and event organiser Amy Baker said.

“There are coffee machines, weekend stays at resorts, car details vouchers, massages, loads of restaurant vouchers and that’s just to name a few.

“There will also be a band, dancefloor and bar at the event for people who’d like to stay and have a good night out after the auction.”

The auction will begin on April 17 at 5pm with a break for dinner at 6pm, recommencing again at 7pm. It is a family friendly event and all are welcome.

“Every cent of the proceeds will go to the costs associated with Duncan’s recovery,” Ms Baker said.

The Duncan Sawyer Foundation is in the process of setting up an account dedicated to funds for Duncan’s treatment. In the meantime, anyone wishing to donate should contact them at duncansawyerfoundation@live.com.au.



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