Rugby to score for Jolly fam­ily

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

A CHAR­ITY rugby match will be held to raise money for the fam­ily of lov­ing hus­band and fa­ther Mathew Jolly who re­cently died in a traf­fic ac­ci­dent.

Mr Jolly died on Au­gust 8 when the truck he was driv­ing col­lided with a four-wheeldrive on Penin­sula De­vel­op­ment Rd, 5km north of the Archer River.

The an­nual match be­tween the Moss­man and Port Dou­glas Tree Lop­per and lo­cal in­dige­nous side Rain­for­est Dragons will take place in three weeks’ time at the Sharks’ home ground.

Or­gan­iser and man­ager Billy Quaid said the match is a car­ry­over from last year and half the money raised will go di­rectly to the Jolly fam­ily.

“Half will go to Mathew Jolly’s fam­ily and the other half will go back into lo­cal football,” Mr Quaid said.

“Ba­si­cally it is to help out a mate’s wife and kids be­cause he was a good guy and left a hole in this com­mu­nity.

“The other half will go to the Sharks be­cause the Moss­man footy guys are in a bad way fi­nan­cially at the mo­ment.”

There will be a raf­fle on the day and signed NRL jer­seys will be up for auc­tion and any­one keen to do­nate prizes for the raf­fle or vol­un­teer their time can contact Billy Quaid on (07) 4098 8024.

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