Fund-raising dinner quickly sells out

In a matter of hours the fund-raiser to help Canterbury trainer Murray Edmonds and his family at Addington Raceway has sold out.

Since the popular trainer-driver was diagnosed with a brain tumour a month ago the harness racing community has rallied around him and his family.

Among the initiatives they have come up with is a fund-raising dinner and auction at the Silks Lounge on Thursday, September 22. Details were only announced yesterday.

"The response has been incredible," says Stevie Golding who's organising the function along with Sandi Curtin and Murray's niece, Aimee Edmonds, "we have been inundated with people wanting to show their support for Murray."

"We are sorry for those who still want to come but we just do not have any more room."

More than 300 people have bought tickets, with tables of ten selling for $650.

The evening will also feature raffles and auctions, with proceeds going to the Edmonds family.

"It says so much about our sport that so many people want to help out one of our own who is going through tough times," says Golding, "the amount of support has been overwhelming."

Anyone who would like to contribute to Murray and his family can still do so at ANZ 06 0851 0495283 00.

For more information or to donate goods for the auction please contact [email protected]

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