Funds raised for Ban­nis­ter fam­ily

The Observer - - NEWS | NATION -

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.

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