Generous support for fund-raising dinner
A fund-raising event has been confirmed for popular Canterbury horseman Murray Edmonds - and already support is pouring in.
The Motukarara-based trainer-driver was diagnosed with a brain tumour a month ago.
"Uncle Murray is the sort of person who would help everyone else and now people are helping him," says Murray's niece Aimee Edmonds.
Along with other harness racing identities Sandi Curtin and Stevie Golding, Aimee's organising a fund-raising dinner at Addington Raceway on Thursday, September 22.
"We have booked the Silks lounge and we have had a lot of interest already just through word of mouth. It hasn't even been advertised yet."
Tables of ten can be purchased for $650. Included in the price is a carvery dinner and a drink on arrival.
"Addington have been amazing and are doing everything at cost."
It's hoped the total will get a significant boost from auctions and raffles on the night, with all proceeds going to Murray and his family.
"There has been heaps of support from different business, some from within the sport and some not ...... people have been very generous."
Anyone wanting information about booking a table or donating goods can contact [email protected]