This is a fundraiser for Lee Wright, a Carnarvon local, who worked at the Carnarvon hospital for many years dedicated to helping others. Lee has worked abroad in Bermuda and Vancouver in his role as a radiographer and ultrasounds, helping many others along the way. Lee has been a teacher to many Curtin University students in his profession, has been held highly by his students and even received honourary mentions during their graduation ceremonies. Heavily involved in the local community and always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He has always opened his home and heart to stranded travelers, mates and family. He is the first bloke to help anyone in distress and will always cook you a feed and buy you a beer. You can usually find him at the Carnarvon Yacht Club; for which he has acted in almost every role from bar staff to treasurer and Commodore. His humour is amazing and is often seen having a group of people in tears of laughter. He is an all round top Aussie bloke and well loved by all, beyond all the above, he is my father and my mate and I just want to help him as he has helped many others.
He recently retired to live on his beloved catamaran the Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, which due to un-foreseen circumstances, shipwrecked. Leaving him with out a home and dream. He has lost all of his possessions and is now starting over from scratch.
On the 18th of April, Lee set out to take his son, whom he hadn't seen in several years, and a friend on a sailing adventure to Monkey Mia. They set out and at first everything went as planned; fishing, sailing, good meals and good conversation. Un-fortunately, due to bad luck the outboard motor failed and they had to sail into a dangerous bay at Bernier Island and anchored for several nights, until the right wind conditions presented themselves. On the second night, the anchor rope snapped, in 30 knot winds, which pushed the catamaran violently towards shore. The bay was bordered on either side by rocky outcrops. Marine Rescue Carnarvon were alerted and sent a rescue vessel but due to the rough conditions couldn't get within 150 meters. After five hours of trying the brave volunteers of Marine Rescue Carnarvon, Lee called off the rescue mission as he was concerned about their safety. At this point, the catamaran had beached sideways, and was taking on water. Lee safely ushered his son and friend to shore through the waves in pitch darkness, where they spent the night on the dunes and were rescued later the next day.
Please find it in your hearts to make a small donation to help out a good Aussie bloke re-start his retirement dream. Thank you!