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Gemma Cosgrave & Steve Arthur Memorial fund

$46,576 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 557 people in 1 month
Created June 5, 2019
39737170_1559778069301886_r.jpegOn Tuesday 4 June, our hearts were torn apart when Gemma and Steve lost their lives in a head on collision whilst traveling from Townsville to their home in Bingil Bay.

Phoenix (7) and Jackson (8 months) have lost their beautiful parents, just days before their Mum's birthday.

The boys were Gemma's whole world.  She had the hugest kindest heart imaginable and to say she loved her family with her whole heart is an understatement.

Our main aim right now is to help the family and to ensure that the boys are surrounded by love and cared for.

In response to numerous requests, and with the blessing of Gemma's family, I've started this fundraiser on behalf of Gemma's brother Shaun Cosgrave, to help the family pay for funeral and legal expenses and ongoing care for the boys.

All funds will go directly to the family to assist wherever practically possible.  Every cent will be put to good use and greatly appreciated.

We are utterly heartbroken and devastated, please, give your babies an extra hug tonight, take photos with your kids, tell people you love them. I guarantee you, you are more loved than you realise.
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Thank you all so much for your continued donations and sharing of this page with your friends and family.

Every donation is received with so much gratitude and love.

If you would like to make a contribution directly to the Bank account that has been set up for the boys, the details are:

Bendigo Bank (Mission Beach branch)
BSB: 633000
Account: 167580927
Name: S Cosgrave & P Arthur

I have attached a flyer for the beautiful event that will be held at Castaways Resort in Mission Beach tomorrow. We have had many beautiful items donated to help raise additional funds.

The Lions Club will be holding a sausage sizzle, and have also made a very generous donation.

There will be raffles, silent auctions, and a live auction for the Cowboys Jersey, Broncos Jersey, Bedara Scenic Helicopter flight and a beautiful Helen Wiltshire print.

It will be a beautiful relaxed afternoon for a good cause with live music, face-painting, craft tables for the kids, a clown, horse rides on the beach, and lots more.

If you are in the Mission Beach area, please pop down from 2pm to Castaways Resort, they will also be donating a portion of all sales on the day.

A link to the Facebook event is below.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2143101819121323/?ti=ia

Thank you everyone for your support.
xx
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We have been incredibly humbled and touched by the support that is flowing in for Phoenix and Jackson from people who knew Gemma and Steve, members of the local community and total strangers.

It is truly a strange feeling to be going through such pain and loss, and yet at the same time our hearts are bursting with gratitude, awe and appreciation. It really means so much to us to see this outpouring of love and kindness and it is a true testament to the type of people Gemma and Steve were.

A local fundraiser is being organised by some of Gemma's dear friends in Mission Beach, it will take place at Castaways Resort on Sunday 23rd June. A silent auction and raffle will be held on the night and all proceeds will go to the boys. More details to follow.

If you own a business and would like to donate an item for the fundraiser, please contact me on 0428 642 653 (preferably via text initially).

Below is a link to a segment today on the local Cairns radio station 4CA with some updates.

https://www.4ca.com.au/murray-jones/latest-from-murray-jones/92032-community-rallies-behind-two-orphaned-boys-after-double-fatality

Please continue to share far and wide with your networks, every single cent is so greatly appreciated and will help in ensuring that the boys receive as much support as possible.

With love and gratitude
Nx
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Raised by 557 people in 1 month
Created June 5, 2019
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