$180 raised every minute to ‘Help bring Nick Home’

UPDATE 9.30am:

The total amount donated has now reached more than $43,000. An update to the page reads: 'Thank you for your very kind donation. Your generosity will make a difference to The Sweeney Family. The funds raised will go towards 'Help Bring Nick Home' - it's humbling but not surprising.'

Initial:

MORE than $22,000 has been raised within two hours to 'Help Bring Nick Home'.

Twenty-two-year-old Nick Sweeney was on a year-long travelling holiday when he was tragically killed in Peru on June 7.

Gladstone man Nick Sweeney was tragically killed in Peru on June 7.
Gladstone man Nick Sweeney was tragically killed in Peru on June 7. Nick Sweeney

The community was rocked with the tragedy last week with many of his friends gathering to remember him over a few drinks at the Harvey Road Tavern on Friday.

Yesterday at the Qld Maroon's Fan Day luncheon, an emotional and teary councillor Chris Trevor auctioned off a signed Maroons jersey for $5000 to bring Nick home.

Gladstone man Nick Sweeney was tragically killed in Peru on June 7.
Gladstone man Nick Sweeney was tragically killed in Peru on June 7. Facebook

Tonight, about $180 has been going into the Go Fund Me account every minute.

The description on the page states "your generosity and gratitude in donating to this fund would be greatly appreciated.

Follow this link to go to the Go Fund Me Page.



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