Huge auction to support Ben Mosley
IT’S one of the benefits of living in a community where your family and friends – and even perfect strangers – will rally around you when times are tough.
For Ben Mosley it’s that time. Just months ago, 33-year-old Ben was told he had bowel and liver cancer.
Now facing chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, Ben’s mates are ensuring he won’t do it alone and have rallied the Dubbo community to support him through a fundraising night on Saturday, October 27, at the Garden Hotel.
The group of friends, some of whom have known Ben since pre and primary school, have banded together to help ease Ben’s financial pressure by organising an auction of donated items.
Friend Tom Warren has in particular being working hard to make the fundraising night a success for his mate.
“The community has been unbelievable and we have received over $50,000 worth of donations which will be raffled and auctioned on the night,” another friend Nigel Bourke said.
“Ben is passionate about the outdoors, particularly hunting and mountain and motorbike riding, so it’s apt that two of the incredible items on offer include a 50-calibre firearm from Gunprodubbo and a Roscoe 6 Trek mountain bike from Wheeler Cycles Dubbo,” he said.
Other auction items include fully installed cooling systems, entertainment packages, beauty products, artworks and a large range of signed sporting memorabilia. A full list of items will be available on the Ben Mosley’s Fundraiser Night Facebook page.
Ben has been unable to work during treatment and the self-employed builder has had the worry of letting customers down with the unpredictability of his health. On top of this, he is receiving weekly treatment both locally and in Sydney.
Born and bred in Dubbo, Ben attended Orana Heights Primary School and Delroy High. He is married and comes from a closeknit family.
Ben is facing this life-changing event with grit, determination and courage. His friends said his strength and positivity through this ordeal has been nothing short of inspirational.
“Ben has a long journey ahead, but we are a group of passionate mates who will be there every step to ensure he sees this journey all the way,” Tom Warren said.
z Fundraiser raffle and auction night for Ben Mosley
z The Garden Hotel
z Saturday, October 27. Auction items available for viewing from 3pm, Auction starts 6.30pm
z Entertainment: John Hausia, Jarrad Bleechmore and Danielle Hiscock
z Entry: Free
z www.facebook.com/ events/478548319332457/
z www.gofundme.com/ ben-mosley-treatment-fundraiser
z Enquiries or donations: Tom Warren 0431 055 904 or Luke Carney 0417 493 666
A fundraiser is being held this Saturday, October 27, at the Garden Hotel in support of Ben Mosley. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.