Fundraiser to help popular sportsman

SAWTELL is coming together to help one of its favourite sons.

Billy Ross Junior was returning from a Darwin fishing trip in March this year when the car he was driving crashed, leaving him as a quadriplegic.

The much loved and respected Sawtell angler and sportsman was transferred to Sydney for intense therapy and is due back home in six months time.

But due to his injuries, his house will require significant modification to accommodate Billy and his needs.

As such, the Billy Ross Junior Trust is holding a fundraiser aptly titled 'Building It For Billy' to raise money to assist the Ross family with the costs of his rehabilitation.

Organiser Alan McDonald said Billy's road to recovery will be long and costly.

“The diagnosis is one that will see Billy a quadriplegic requiring an enormous amount of rehabilitation and intensive physiotherapy,” Mr McDonald said.

“The battle and costs associated with his long period of rehabilitation will be huge.”

The fundraiser is on Friday, October 10, at the Sawtell RSL, and will feature key note addresses by rugby league speakers, an auction of sports memorabilia and raffles.

Anyone wishing to donate items for the raffle should contact Bob McWilliam on 0407 289 834.

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