Friends rally to support widow
FRIENDS have rallied around the family of Scott Snodgrass, who died after he suffered serious head injuries in an early morning fight in the centre of Coffs Harbour last Saturday.
The father-of-four's mates and work colleagues have set up a charity fund in Scott's honour to help his wife Roisin Maitland and children Eve, 9, Josephine, 7, Sarah, 6, and Archie, 2.
Terry Powick and John Hynes from Coffs Coast Security, who worked with Scott, have organised the collection to cover funeral expenses.
"Rosie is too proud to ask but we are not," John said.
"There was no life insurance policy for Scott and he had withdrawn all his superannuation to pay for medical bills for Sarah, which we all know to be considerable.
"Scott was the sole income earner for the family while Rosie concentrated on her legal studies.
"It is imperative for the family's future that Rosie be able to continue this in due course and we all, as friends, need to support Rosie financially."
Terry said while the funeral expenses were the first concern, there were also plans to stage a fundraiser later in the year.
"I am organising a dinner and auction and would welcome donations of sporting memorabilia or the assistance of anyone who can help out in the planning of the night," Terry said.
"Scotty was a great guy and would have been the first to help anyone out in this situation.
"The priority needs to be supporting Rosie and her young family."
Donations can be made to the Scott Snodgrass Fund through the Holiday Coast Credit Union with BSB 802 214 and account number 100164370.
To help out the family with other donations or assistance, phone Terry on 0403 064 386.