By Rebecca Harris
A Port Macquarie pub has raised $15,500 for the victim of a tractor accident whose house burnt down last month.
The Town Green Inn of Port Macquarie held the ‘Rebuild the Brockway House’ event, after the home of Chris Brockway, who was paralysed from the neck down in a June 2007 accident, tragically burnt down in August this year.
More than 100 people showed up to the evening, which saw a night of auctions, raffles and live music. Among the auctioned items was an Australian Test jumper, signed by the 2007 Test Team.
Accident victim Chris Brockway at the Town Green Inn
Town Green Inn Licensee, Glen Stewart, said he was overcome with joy by the results of the night.
“The outpouring of support from the Port Macquarie community in support of both our auction and the Brockway family has been over whelming,” he said.
“Thanks to the support of all of those who attended and donated auction and raffle items we have raised a phenomenal $15,500 to assist the Brockway family in rebuilding their home.”
The Rotary and other Port Macquarie business also donated to the worthy cause.