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Fundraiser to support family after cancer claims mother

Support has been flooding in for a fundraiser for the family of the late Menique Richards.

February 13, 2013 4:32am

Andrew and Menique and their four young children, four-year-old twins Brodie and Tyren, and three-month-old twins Shylah and Mitchell.

A fundraising event next week for the family of the late Menique Richards continues to receive tremendous support from across Kyabram and district.

Menique, the partner of Kyabram man Andrew Melverton and mother to four young children, died last Wednesday after a short battle with cancer. She was 29.

Andrew has been unable to work, and the young family is feeling the added strain of financial pressure.

The M & M Fundraiser being organised by family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 and features Kyabram DJ Sherman, with catering to be supplied.

The event at Girgarre will have entertainment, raffles and a goods and services auction. Tickets are $10 adults, $25 family.

Organisers have been overwhelmed with donations for the auction and are unable to accept any more donations for this part of the fundraiser.

Among early donations for the auction are AFL guernseys signed by Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt, a limousine hire valued at $500, and a Parliament House package, which includes a meal and accommodation.

Monetary donations can still be made into the M & M Fundraiser trust account at Bendigo Bank (BSB number 633-000; account number 147860993).

The fundraiser at Girgarre Cricket Club on February 23 starts 7pm for a barbecue tea.


For tickets, or for more information, contact Megan Brennan on 0448522900, Tim Brennan on 0417399133 or Steph Grinter on 0458143703.

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