Richard Crayfourd Fundraiser Sun 5th March

Sunday March 5th 2017

Bilgola SLSC long standing and distinguished service member Richard Crayfourd (affectionately known as Mr. Bean) has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer with a secondary in the liver. This is of course devastating news to him, his family,  friends and, I am sure, to all that know him.  It has forced Rich to leave his job and as such has had a catastrophic on his, albeit modest, future plans and with ongoing rigorous chemotherapy treatment he is having a really tough time both physically and financially.

Rich originally joined the club as a nipper parent in 1990 and became an age manager shortly after. He remained an age manager for some years and served on both the senior and junior committees, including the roles as branch delegate, Club Vice President and Hon Secretary.  He was an active member of the renovation team which carried out the major extensions to the clubhouse from 2000 to 2002, and has been an enthusiastic support of our club for over 20 years. He later became a level 1 official and officiated at many boat carnivals and was a member of the branch TIPS team.

Some of his close friends and the surf club have resolved to try and assist Rich through the next period of his life and accordingly we are having a fundraiser for him on Sunday 5th March 2017 at the club. The BBQ and bar will be open from 2pm and there will be raffles and auctions on the day. All profits from the day will be given to Rich and his wonderful wife Jenny to try and alleviate some of their financial burden. A list of items up for grabs will be published closer to the day. Anyone and everyone is welcome.

We have also opened a bank account in trust for Rich to be administered by two life members of the club (myself and Bob Machar) for those who feel they can donate any monies (no matter how small) to help Rich. Details of the account are:

Name: R.Machar and G.Foran in trust for Richard Crayfourd

BSB: 082 116

Account number: 291980204

Please include your name in the reference section.

The bank account will be shut down on 13th March 2017. Then all the monies will be given to Rich and Jenny.

Thank you.

Graham Foran

Life Member Bilgola SLSC