Funds raised for Bannister family
THE heartbroken family of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jarrod Bannister want to raise $40,000 to bring his body home to Townsville.
Bannister, 33, died suddenly last week in Holland where he had been living. His death is not believed to be suspicious.
His cousin Luke Mendo has started a GoFundMe page to support his family with of repatriation, funeral and flights.
“I can’t quite believe it has happened and it will take some time to come to terms with his loss,” Mr Mendo wrote.
The page, started four days ago, has already raised more than $10,000.