Brayd Smith: First deposit made to fund neurosurgeon bid in Toowoomba
THE NEWLY FORMED ‘THE GREAT WHITE CAMPAIGN INC’ committee today made the first deposit towards the campaign to bring a neurosurgeon to Toowoomba.
“Today is a very proud day,” Brayd’s father Brendon said.
“This first deposit is from the community.
“Since Brayd passed we asked for no donations until we had everything set up – however before the funeral and at the funeral we still received so many donations.
“Until today those donations have sat in a safe in the envelopes with the condolence cards that accompanied them.
“Today on behalf of all of those people, myself and our committee was able to deposit $1971.85 in cash and $500 in cheques.
“A huge thank you to everyone who has made a contribution, it’s been quite overwhelming.
“There are some many other people people who have contacted us wanting to donate and we’ve been telling them to hold off until we had the bank account and other details finalised.
“I’m so proud to say today the bank account is open and people can make a donation if they wish.
Also ‘THE GREAT WHITE CAMPAIGN INC’ is now a registered incorporation and we’ve applied for registration as an official charity.”
You can donate by depositing funds directly to our bank account below:
Bank: National Australia Bank
Name: The Great White Campaign Inc
Alternatively click on the button below to visit the website greatwhitecampaign.org.au and click on the ‘DONATE’ tab for further information on making donations.
A committee has been formed to steer the campaign. Brendon Smith is the President, James O’Shea the Vice-President, Brock Haslam the treasurer, Tressa Lindenberg the secretary and John Geiger,Bron Elliott, Joel Stower and Chris Sheath make up the remainder of the management committee.
“We have a great team of people who are all 100% behind the common goal of bringing a neurosurgeon to Toowoomba,” Brendon Smith said.
“The biggest thanks goes to Brock Haslam.
“Brock has taken on a massive work load and has been the driving force behind setting up not only the committee but also the websbite, bank account and the incorporation in general.
“We wouldn’t be where we are today without Brock Haslam.” Smith said.
Fellow committee member Joel Stower added: “This also ensures Brayd’s legacy lives on.
“He had such a giving nature and delivering a neurosurgeon to Toowoomba will be his parting gift.
“When he passed he donated his organs which saved the lives of five people.
“When we have a neurosurgeon in our great city he will save even more lives.
“We’re brothers and sisters in arms – standing side by side united with hearts of gold and we have a common goal – we remember Brayd and we will fulfill his legacy by bringing a neurosurgeon to Toowoomba.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this and today is just the first of many major milestones when it comes to the great white campaign incorporated,” Stower said