Panthers prowl in purple to help fight for Crystal-Rose

Crystal-Rose (left) with mum Emma and sister Bree-Ann.
Crystal-Rose (left) with mum Emma and sister Bree-Ann.

SAWTELL rugby league players will wear special purple jumpers in tomorrow's meeting with South Grafton to raise funds for Crystal-Rose Harte and her battle with illness.

Crystal is the niece of captain-coach Steven Spencer and she and her family are showing the same tenacity and bravery that's made the Panthers true sporting legends.

For more than 10 years this beautiful young girl has tackled acute lymphoblastic leukaemia head-on and deserves a helping hand while the fight continues.

Unfortunately, Crystal won't be at Rex Hardaker Oval on Sunday but sister Bree-Ann, who is to be her bone marrow donor, will kick off the ball before the first grade match begins.

President Michael Cunningham said numerous fundraising activities would be held with all proceeds going to Crystal's family.

"The money will help pay for expenses such as travel to and from Sydney, accommodation and medical treatment costs," he said.

Apart from a sausage sizzle, the Panthers will run a monster raffle with awesome prizes on offer including a two night holiday stay.

For the kids, a jumping castle and face painting have been arranged and after the match, the players will auction their special jumpers with the funds thrown into the kitty.

Any special donations to the cause would also be most welcome.

Of course, there will be plenty of footy action on the field with gates opening to the public for the three grades of football from 11.45am

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