Rugby to score for Jolly family
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.