A fundraiser night put on by the Lockington Lions has raised $4000 for Simone Cowling, who lost her partner Greg Meyer in a car accident in May.ELAINE COONEY December 3, 2013 4:50am
Lockington residents united on Friday to raise funds for Simone Cowling, whose partner Greg Meyer was killed in a car crash near Lockington in May.
The Lockington Lions organised the night and has raised $4000 so far, but expects the tally to be much more.
Rich River Campdraft Club, where Mr Meyer was president when he died, donated $7600 from fundraising events throughout the year and also donated meat for auction.
The Lockington Community Centre hosted about 300 guests.
Lockington Lions president Bob McDonald said he was delighted with the community support and was happy to find more tables when he realised how many people had shown interest in attending.
Ms Cowling said she was ‘‘very overwhelmed’’ that the community came together to support her.
She lived in Tennyson for 10 years and was aware of the community’s generosity, but could not believe how much they cared for her in her time of need.
‘‘They are absolutely amazing people, I can’t thank them enough,’’ she said.
Ms Cowling said Mr McDonald visited her one day when her car was broken down and a few days later handed her keys to a new car courtesy of the Lockington Lions.
‘‘The only thing I had to do was sign for it,’’ she said.
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