Paul follows through
Saturday, 23rd December, 2017
By Michael Murphy
South footballer Madden Paul has donated the money he raised last year to two worthy causes.
Paul has given $2000 to the Broken Hill and District Community cancer network which helps people with cancer pay bills and expenses not covered by other systems.
He also donated $3000 to the Oncology Unit at the local hospital.
Both services are close to Paul’s heart - his grandfather died from cancer eight years ago.
Paul wanted to help others in their fight against cancer, so he grew his hair for three years and shaved off his locks to raise the cash.
All up, he pulled in $11,000, donating $6000 to bowel and prostate cancer services earlier his year.
“Originally, my target was only for $5000 but after two weeks I hit that $5000 mark,” Paul said.
“It was wonderful to see the people of Broken Hill get behind such a great cause.
“So many families are touched by cancer in Broken Hill.”
Paul said the fundraising campaign outstripped his sporting achievements.
“It was probably one of the most rewarding things I have done to date ... even from all of my sporting achievements over the years.
“I’d just like to thank all of the Broken Hill community that got behind me.”