A host of Rabbitohs Old Boys will be on hand to raise funds for Jake Spurdle and his fight against a rare form of cancer this weekend when they descend on Port Macquarie for a series of fundraising activities as part of the Play4Jake campaign.
Close to 20 former Rabbitohs who are active participants with the Souths Players Association (SPA) will be heading to Port Macquarie on Friday morning to take part in a golf day at Emerald Downs Golf Club and a sportsman’s dinner at Rydges in Port Macquarie on the Friday, followed by a game of Wheelchair Rugby involving young Jake and Paralympian Ryley Batt on Saturday at the Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium.
Past players Les Davidson, Darryl Neville, Gary Wright, Tony Rampling, John Peek, Ken Wright, Michael Andrews, David Hosking, Joe Thomas, Ross Harrington, Ziggy Niszczot, David Boyle, Robert "Rocky " Laurie, Jimmy Swift, David Sinclair, George Longbottom, Shannon Donato, Bruce Longbottom and Neil Baker will be taking part in the fundraising efforts which will include auctions at the golf day and sportsman’s dinner, as well as an online auction after this weekend’s activities.
A Memory of a Lifetime.
Jake has a rare form of bone cancer – Osteosarcoma - that without treatment, would mean a dire outcome in a short timeframe.
Sports loving Jake is showing the world how to live one day at a time, but he needs our help.
Through the support of his mum Nyky, friends Bron and Paul Watson and an Australian company called EnGeneIC, Jake will receive treatment known as nanotechnology. Jake has a real chance of a better quality of life but he needs the support of our community.
Jake is the first paediatric patient in the world with Osteosarcoma to receive this breakthrough technology.
All money raised goes to Jake’s treatment and EnGeneIC Cancer Research Foundation.