Moore Park lends a hand to family
THE Moore Park Beach community pulled together to help one of its own with a family fun day at the Moore Park Beach Tavern yesterday.
The event was to raise funds for the Deakin family, who tragically lost 18-year-old Craig Deakin in a car crash on July 24.
Hundreds of people attended the fun day to raise money for the family.
Despite the heartbreaking cause for the event, the tight-knit community turned the day into a celebration of Mr Deakin's life.
Bundaberg West resident Dave Woodland took his kids along to the event where they were trying out rock climbing and laser tag.
“I think it is fantastic for the region and to see the support of the family by the community in something like this,” he said.
“It is good to see the community pulling together after such a huge tragedy.”
Moore Park Beach Football Club president and organiser Col Mann said the fun day was originally to raise money for the football club but after the crash, they decided to change directions.
“The community has obviously banded together quite well and they've really done the best they can to help,” he said. “The day has been about celebrating the Deakin family and getting together as one.”
Mr Mann got in on the action, offering to wax his chest for $500 and get a full body wax for $1500. The ploy worked with the money for a full body wax donated.
“I'm not really looking forward to it,” he said.