Fundraiser to help Ki­lan Barker

Supporting lo­cal fam­ily in need

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE | WHAT’S ON -

AFTER reading a Bor­der

Post ar­ti­cle about Ki­lan Barker, the young boy with a rare flesh-eat­ing dis­ease, He­len Campbell knew she had to do some­thing to help out.

He­len and her hus­band, Ross Campbell, will host a spe­cial fundrais­ing event at their home this week­end to sup­port Ki­lan’s par­ents Sa­man­tha Kreis and Andy Barker.

“The par­ents are having trou­ble with money, having to transport him up and down from Bris­bane all the time, so we’re try­ing to help him out,” Mrs Campbell said.

Ki­lan suf­fers from a rare and se­ri­ous bac­te­rial skin in­fec­tion, necro­tis­ing fasci­itis, which spreads quickly and kills the body's soft tis­sue.

Mrs Campbell has or­gan­ised an event for Satur­day at their home at

145 Mount Hut­ton Rd, Green­lands.

The fam­ily-friendly event will of­fer an ar­ray of entertainment, food, drink and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren.

Peo­ple will be able to buy burg­ers, hot chips, pulled pork rolls and more, which have been do­nated or dis­counted by var­i­ous busi­nesses.

There will also be a bar in op­er­a­tion and a jump­ing cas­tle.

The fundraiser will in­clude a raf­fle where en­trants can win items, in­clud­ing lo­cal wines and food do­nated by Gran­ite Belt busi­nesses.

From mid­day on­wards there will be non-stop entertainment from Elle Rudd un­til 4pm, fol­lowed by Cole Train from 4–8pm.

The event, which is free to at­tend, will raise funds from the sale of food, al­co­hol and raf­fle tick­ets.

Mrs Campbell said any other do­na­tions were more than welcome.

She said it was a good idea for peo­ple to bring chairs and blan­kets to the event.

Any­one in at­ten­dance is welcome to camp at the prop­erty overnight if they want to drink, al­though any­one camp­ing would need to pro­vide their own tents or swags.

Mrs Campbell asked any­one plan­ning to at­tend to RSVP for cater­ing pur­poses. (Phone 0455 836 117.)

This is the per­fect fam­ily friendly event for any Gran­ite Belt res­i­dents to at­tend and help raise funds for the Barker fam­ily.

Mrs Campbell thanked all the busi­nesses and peo­ple who do­nated time and ef­fort to put to­gether the event.

The par­ents are having trou­ble with money, having to transport him up and down from Bris­bane all the time, so we’re try­ing to help him out. — He­len Campbell

PHOTO: MATTHEW PUR­CELL

SUP­PORT FOR KI­LAN: Sa­man­tha Kreis and Andy Barker with kids Anayha, Monique, Si­enna and Ki­lan.

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