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Moreton Bay Boxing Day Tragedy, Family in Crisis

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We are reaching out to you with heavy hearts and a deep sense of urgency, seeking your support for a cause that has profoundly impacted the Holden family.
On Boxing Day evening, tragedy struck when an annual men's fishing boating day out went terribly wrong, leaving Rob Holden, a doting husband, and father of three, taken from us at the tender age of 48.
The sudden and unexpected capsizing of the 39-foot vessel in wild wind gusts and a fierce storm took the lives of three of the eleven men on board, including Rob.
Broken and scattered calls and SMSs made by Rob to his wife and daughter from under the upturned vessel sparked the emergency call to the Marine Rescue, resulting in the quick response and rescue of his mates.
Devastatingly Rob was unable to be recovered alive from the stricken vessel.

Friends and family remember Rob as an exceptionally caring and attentive husband and father, always putting his family first. A true gentleman, he dedicated his life to supporting friends and those in need, embodying the spirit of charity. Rob's ongoing project, providing water filtering bags to third-world countries, reflects his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.
This tragic event has sent shockwaves of heartache and pain through Rob's family, particularly affecting his wife of over 20 years, Michelle. The financial burden she now faces is overwhelming, as Rob was the main provider and managed all aspects of the family's finances.
At the time of the accident, Rob was embarking on a new business venture, following the insolvency of his previous employer, leaving a significant financial void on the family. Mortgage payments, rates, and other financial obligations are in arrears, compounding the challenges Michelle is currently confronting.
To alleviate the immediate financial stress and allow Michelle the space to support her family during this difficult time, we are initiating a fundraising campaign on a 'Go Fund Me' page titled "Moreton Bay Boxing Day Tragedy, Family in Crisis" The funds raised will contribute towards funeral expenses, mortgage payments, and other pressing financial obligations. Any additional support will be allocated to grief counselling for Michelle and her family.
We kindly request your support in this Endeavor. Even the smallest donation can make a significant difference during this challenging period. Your generosity will not only ease the financial burden on Michelle but also provide her with the opportunity to focus on healing and supporting her family through these trying times.
You can contribute directly here, and please feel free to share this campaign with others who may wish to extend their support.
With heartfelt gratitude,
On behalf of Sandy, friends and family


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Organizer and beneficiary

S morse
Alexandra Hills QLD
michelle holden

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