Club asks com­mu­nity to dig deep

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Bel­mont Dis­tricts Foot­ball Club is or­gan­is­ing a ma­jor event to hon­our two of their favourite sons, Jaden Cur­ley and Ja­son Craw­ford, at Forster Park on Satur­day, July 23.

Mr Cur­ley (31) died fol­low­ing com­pli­ca­tions from type one di­a­betes in 2010. His pass­ing is com­mem­o­rated an­nu­ally by the club.

This year the club will also be pay­ing tribute to Mr Craw­ford (45) who died in May, leav­ing be­hind his wife Tarryn and four-year-old daugh­ter Makaydee.

Mr Craw­ford was a life mem­ber of the club and had fought a three­and-a-half year bat­tle with brain cancer.

Now his fa­ther, club stal­wart Al­lan ‘Flash’ Craw­ford, also has ter­mi­nal brain cancer and is start­ing to show a rapid de­cline in ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties.

The club is ask­ing the Bel­mont com­mu­nity to dig deep and help sup­port the Craw­ford fam­ily and raise aware­ness about brain cancer and di­a­betes.

Event or­gan­iser Leigh Searle said it was or­gan­is­ing sev­eral fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives in­clud­ing a raf­fle and an auc­tion.

“We want to sup­port the fam­ily with Al­lan also suf­fer­ing from brain cancer,” Mr Searle said.

“We will also be giv­ing do­na­tions to the Cure Brain Cancer Foun­da­tion and Di­a­betes WA but the wel­fare of the fam­ily is our main con­cern.

“Af­ter what they’ve en­dured we want to make sure that we give them a hol­i­day and try and help them to live a nor­mal life as much as pos­si­ble.

“We want to make sure they are se­cure fi­nan­cially and also as a com­mu­nity to sup­port them.”

“We as a foot­ball club have lost two amaz­ing peo­ple and feel very strongly about sup­port­ing both causes,” he said.

“Both were great mates, so it seems fitting to hon­our these two fine men to­gether.”

The raf­fle will be launched at the club’s past play­ers day and 20year re­union on July 9.

Any­one want­ing to con­trib­ute can con­tact Mr Searle on 0423 174 008.

Ja­son Craw­ford and Jaden Curely will be honoured in a spe­cial day or­gan­ised by their foot­ball club.

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