Fundraisers to help young family after cancer death
FRIENDS are offering support to the family of the late Justin Reynolds - a young father from Toormina whose life was recently cut short by cancer.
The popular 32-year-old butcher only had three weeks to spend with his wife and three children after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer last month.
His friend Louise Brown was among those caught short by his rapid passing.
"Because the tumours were at the back of Justin's pancreas, they went undetected until it was very advanced," Ms Brown said.
She runs martial arts centre C4 MMA, where Mr Reynolds practised Brazilian jiu-jitsu and had mixed martial arts training.
"Justin was a really loveable guy, the type of person everybody warmed to," Ms Brown said
The C4 team has organised an online auction fundraiser to help his wife Sueann and their children Caitlin, Alexi and Taj.
The auction will be held on the Justin Reynolds Facebook Page this weekend and there are plenty of great items up for grabs.
Boambee Public School, where Mr Reynolds' children are all students, is also assisting the family with a movie fundraiser.
The movie Epic will be screened on Sunday, June 2, at 2.30pm at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour.
Tickets are $13 and must be bought from the school in advance. All funds raised will go to the family for their day-to-day living.
Principal Kathryn Puddey said the school was also acccepting donations of money or vouchers to be passed on to the family.
For more information on the auction or to purchase tickets to the movie, see the team at C4 MMA or contact Louise Brown on 0431187911.