A GoFundMe has been set up for a Mackay man injured in a motorbike crash in Bali. 32yr old Erran Braddick was on his way to see his girlfriend when he crashed into a car suffering serious internal injuries and bleeding of the brain. He is currently in a coma at a private hospital in Kuta. Treatment costs are piling up for his family with each day in ICU costing three thousand dollars plus medication and surgeries. Mackay Brothers Rugby Union club, where Mr Braddick plays, is trying to raise money to bring him home. They’ll be doing a gold coin donation (entry) for the game on Friday night to help fundraisee. Friday's event will begin with a curtain raiser game for those interested in playing reserve grade before the first grade game against Mackay City kicks off at Leprechaun Park at 7.30pm. The club will have a full bar open, a canteen and a meat raffle. Brothers also are organising a fundraiser at Farleigh Tavern on April 13. Supporters can also donate to Mr Braddick's GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/bring-erran-home
Whitsunday Police are investigating an alleged assault in Cannonvale. The incident was reported around 8:30 Friday night at a drive through restaurant on Paluma Road. A male customer allegedly drove through and verbally abused staff, spitting in one female worker’s face. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.
It’s International Autism Awareness Day and Mackay has turned blue for the cause. Mackay City Council dyeing their fountain outside Chambers to raise awareness. Keep it in the back of your mind throughout the month of April and remember to be kind always.
Two GPC records have been smashed in Mackay. Chantal Gow took out the women’s title at the Mackay GPC Qualifier over the weekend but she also smashed the National Squat and Total records. The thirty year old weighed in at just seventy five kilos but that didn’t stop her from squatting a mammoth two hundred and twenty kilos. Putting her three lifts together she managed to shift a huge five hundred and thirty five kilo total.