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Benefit for stricken mums

Friday, 15th July, 2011

CONCERT: Musicians Jade Kerin and Meg McMahon will perform at the Club Legion’s Spectacular Gala Benefit next month to raise money for two young mothers struck by misfortune. CONCERT: Musicians Jade Kerin and Meg McMahon will perform at the Club Legion’s Spectacular Gala Benefit next month to raise money for two young mothers struck by misfortune.

Entertainers are being asked to donate their time for a concert to raise money for two local mothers who have been struck by tragedy.

A Spectacular Gala Benefit is being held next month to support two young women who have suffered disaster and heartache over the last few months.

Club Legion is holding the benefit to help Stacey Jackson and Melissa Kidd.

Stacey was involved in a car accident in June which claimed the lives of her three little boys Jack (9), Auby (2) and Alex (1) and her husband Scott.

In March, Melissa was flown to Adelaide by the Royal Flying Doctor with an unknown “bug” in her system, according to Ann Rogers, General Manager of Club Legion.

As a result she has now had amputations to her legs, her hand and arm and the tops of the fingers on the other hand. She also has extensive internal injuries.

Ms Rogers said doctors still didn’t know the name of the “bug”. Mel is the mother of five children with the youngest being eight months old. 

Ms Rogers said Club Legion decided to host the benefit because Broken Hill had “always looked after our own”.

“We try to come to the rescue as much as we can. It is the right thing to do,” she said.

She is also asking for performers to appear at the benefit.

“We would like support from entertainers. We are just looking for something different,” she said.

There is no fixed price to attend the concert, just a donation on arrival, and there will auctions, raffles and entertainment.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response we’ve had. People want to be a part of it,” Ms Rogers said.

She said the money raised will be split between Stacey and Mel.

“It is looking like Mel will need an electric wheelchair; we are hoping the money will go towards that sort of thing. We will donate to the fund started (for Stacey),” Ms Rogers said.

Anyone interested in helping may contact Ann Rogers on 0408 471 759.

 

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