More than $15,000 was raised on Saturday after the community came together to fundraise for Deniliquin's Liz Gough.May 27, 2014 3:11am
Blighty – (back) Kendl Cramer, Jade O’Bryan, Kim Sneddon, Rachael Barnes, Christine Colton, Le Shai Morris, Ashley O’Leary, Jemma Lostroh and Shania Bentley; (front) Roz Burn, Demi Blake, Gabbi Ives, Chloe O’Bryan and Cathy Lostroh
Bruce Gough was overwhelmed with the support the community has shown for his wife Liz at Blighty on Saturday.
After collapsing at her home, Liz has been in Melbourne’s Austin Hospital since February.
Later diagnosed with epileptic myo-donic jerks but still needing treatment in Melbourne, the community banded together to host a family fun day of football and netball with a twist.
More than 200 people headed to Blighty to watch the women play football and the men play netball.
Coordinator Paula Rutter said with an auction, raffle and other donations, the tally for the Gough family already stands at more than $15,000.
Mr Gough said the money will help purchase a wheelchair accessible car.
He said what made Saturday’s fundraiser special was the outpouring of support from people he had never met before.
‘‘Half of the people I didn’t even know but they’ve been able to support us — it’s fantastic,’’ he said.
‘‘The day was great, just fabulous.
‘‘The netball of football games were a lot of fun, and the girls actually played quite well.’’
Mrs Rutter said ‘‘it was definitely a good outcome for the family’’ with positive feedback from all that attended.
‘‘The boys absolutely loved donning the dresses for a pretty physical game of netball and the girls loved the footy match too,’’ she said.
‘‘There’s even been suggestions to have an annual event and raise money for locals in need.’’
Mr Gough was hands on for the All Stars versus Blighty football match, coaching the Blighty women and his son Steven Gough captained the Blighty netball team.
While a bit of fun, the seriousness of the cause was never lessened.
Liz Gough collapsed at the family’s Fawns Rd property near Blighty on February 28 leaving some of the world’s best doctors at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital puzzled.
The epileptic myo-donic jerks cause involuntary movements in her limbs, face spasms and seizures.
She has made steady progress following an operation where doctors cut the signals in her brain that allow movement to her right arm and leg and is now at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew.
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