Huge auc­tion to sup­port Ben Mosley

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By YVETTE AUBUSSON-FO­LEY

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.

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