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11:31am, Wed 06 Jul 2016
Nationwide appeal raises over $700K from the public

Young Kurt Drysdale's deserving story was shared with the Australian public on Channel Nine's A Current Affair on June 1 and within the week, through the use of a Rotary Australia Benevolent Society tax deductible account established by the Rotary Club of Southbank, Vic, raised over $700,000.
Just a few weeks short of his 21st Birthday on June 7, 2015, Kurt broke his neck in a devastating accident during a rugby league match playing for Cabramatta. His C5 nerve was damaged when he was tackled, changing his life forever. Kurt is unable to breathe on his own, can't move his limbs and has been hospitalised ever since.
The appeal means his parents can now rebuild the family home to enable Kurt to move back in with them and get the care he needs for the rest of his life.

The generosity of Australians has been amazing. Through the RABS account 8440 donations have been received, plus numerous offers of donations in kind and building services to help with the renovation and ongoing support for Kurt and his family, including a fully paid cruise holiday for his mum and dad, who have worked tirelessly.

This is another inspiring Rotary success story that has seen Rotarians from across Australia work with the public and Channel Nine’s A Current Affair to drive a wonderful outcome.
To find out more about the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society facility, which allows full tax deductibility for deserving projects, visit the national RAWCS website: rawcs.org.au.

Pictured with Kurt is Laurie Daleyy and Darryl "The Big Marn" Brohman
        
RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service
RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service 


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