A photo of Amanda Nash and her daughter, Bonnie, posted on the GoFundMe fundraising page.
A photo of Amanda Nash and her daughter, Bonnie, posted on the GoFundMe fundraising page.

Go Fund Me for Amanda Nash to continue to receive donations

UPDATE, 7.04pm: A GO Fund Me page created following the death of Lennox Head woman, Amanda Nash will continue to receive donations.

Creator of the fundraiser, Casey Nipperess decided late this afternoon to extend the fundraiser to ensure all who wanted to donate to the family can do so. 

The page has raised $68, 576 to date for the 35-year-old's husband, Ryder Nash and three-year-old daughter Bonnie.

UPDATE 4.20pm: THE Lennox Head woman who started a Go Fund Me page for the Nash family has signalled the online fundraiser will finalise donations at midnight tomorrow night.

Casey Nipperess started the Go Fund Me late last Thursday night last week after she heard the news her friend, Amanada Nash was killed after a crash on the Bruxner Hwy last Tuesday. In the past four days, $67,601 has been raised for the lat Mrs Nash's husband Ryder and three-year-old daughter Bonnie.

UPDATE October 24 10:30am: MORE than $60,000 has been raised for the family of Amanda Nash, who died after a car crash on the Bruxner Hwy near Alstonville last Tuesday.

A Go Fund Me was launched days after the crash with an outpouring of community support.

The fundraiser continues to climb with the amount now 12 times the amount of the initial $5000 target.

Mrs Nash's memory was honoured at the 10th annual Lighthouse Run yesterday.

A large group of family and friends from Roberta O'Brien's Fitness Training team wore pictures of the late Lennox Head mum.

Here is our story on their tribute.

UPDATE, 4.40pm: A SURGE of donations is showing no signs of slowing down on a GoFundMe page established in support of Amanda Nash's family.

The community has now raised more than $30,000 since the page was created late last night.

Creator Casey Nipperess is overwhelmed by the generosity of the public with the page accumulating six times the original fundraising goal of $5000.


UPDATE, 1.45pm: A CHEERY banker with a bright smile is how many are remembering the late Amanda Nash.

Neighbours, banking customers, friends and family and many more have used social media as a platform to express their condolences to 'Mumma Nash' and her family.

There are memories of childhoods shared, as well as her love of Kmart and bubby personality that made all feel comfortable in her presence.

The community has now raised more than $25,000 via the Go Fund Me page - five times the initial fundraising target of $5000.

Here are just a few of the memories being shared by you:

Danny Singh: "Amazing lady. Most beautiful and sincere, face of Commonwealth Bank Ballina, will be greatly missed, our deepest condolences to family and friends. RIP Amanda."

Linda Beaumont: "Mumma Nash. There are broken hearts everywhere this week. You were one of a kind and will be so missed by so many. Lots of love to Ryder, beautiful Bonnie and your family. Love Linda, Scott and kids."

The Dalgleish family: "You were always the first to help out a friend in need. The world is a lesser place without you in it my beautiful friend x."

Wendy Ashdown: "Whenever I saw Amanda she was so bubbly and friendly and treated me like an old friend even though we didn't know each other very well. Such a kind and loving mother too. My heart goes out to Bonnie and Ryder and the rest of her dear family and friends."

Tracey and Stasi Foukkare: "Beautiful Amanda I hope where you are there is a big Kmart! You will never be forgotten."

Stephanie Stephenson: "Remembering all those fun but crazy years growing up with our dads and there Scottish songs, New Year's Eve on the trampoline singing "locomotion". Will miss seeing your beautiful smile on FB (Facebook) with your gorgeous family. RIP beautiful girl. Thinking of Ryder, Bonnie, Bobbie, Elizabeth and Derek xxx love the Sclaters/ Stephensons."

Sarah Fisher: "Sending our love and support to all the family Amanda is a true gem who always made us feel welcome we are so grateful for our friendship."

Georgie and Gus: "We did not know Amanda personally but certainly know people who knew her and are struggling to come to terms with this tragedy. Amanda sounds like one of Lennox Heads beautiful souls gone way too soon. My thoughts are with your family and friends."

Seacoast Church Global Care: "Thank you Amanda for your beautiful smile and always looking after our banking. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Janelle Critchley: "Heaven has be blessed with one of our best."

Amy Barker: "Many moons have past, but still remember that smile! So many memories from a lifetime ago."


UPDATE, 12.20pm: A LENNOX Head woman has rallied the Northern Rivers community to throw their support behind the family of the late Amanda Nash. 

Creator of the GoFundMe page to support the family, Casey Nipperess, along with friends, family and even strangers, have raised more than $20,000 for the late 35-year-old's husband, Ryder Nash, and three-year-old daughter, Bonnie.

The page was created late last night in the wake of the young mum's death after a car crash on the Bruxner Highway on Tuesday.

So far, the page has raised more than four times the initial fund target of $5000.

Speaking to The Northern Star, Ms Nipperess said the outpouring of support highlighted how Mrs Nash touched the lives of many.

"I am so shocked about the generosity of our community and how everyone has so willingly come together to support Amanda's family," Ms Nipperess said.

"It's amazing how we manage to pick ourselves and each other up and support each other in such a time of incredible heartache and pain."

While nothing will ease the pain of Mrs Nash's death, Ms Nipperess- like many others - hopes she can help her beloved friend's family through their grief.

"No amount of money will take away the pain but together we can ease the burden," Ms Nipperess said.

Ms Nipperess's sentiments were shared with many, including friend, Briohny Miller who wrote a message on the page saying:  "I know this won't ease the pain, but will hopefully help to ease the road ahead."

Mrs Nash's uncle, Robert Murray took to the online fundraising page and thanked the community for their generosity during this tragic time.

"I think I speak on behalf of the family when I say how gob smacked we are at the generosity of Amanda's circle of friends around the world. God bless you all. Amanda's uncle Robert," Mr Murray wrote in the page's comments.


UPDATE, 9am: LOVING tributes to the late Amanda Nash are flooding a GoFundMe page created to support her family.

The page, set up about seven hours ago, has raised nearly $12,000 for Mrs Nash's family. It has been shared more than 570 times on social media.

Friends and locals have left heartfelt messages with their donations on the page expressing their deep sadness at the death of the 35-year-old and remembering her as a loving, caring mum to her daughter, Bonnie.

"A beautiful soul taken too soon" was how friend, Sarah Thomas described the tragedy.

Duncan and Prue Walker said they were "absolutely shattered at the loss" of Mrs Nash, describing her as "a beautiful and caring person".

"Our thoughts go to Ryder and Bonnie but also Bobby and Elizabeth on the loss of their daughter," the pair wrote in a joint tribute.

Friend Kerene Bienke remembered the 35-year-old for her warming smile.

"She will be greatly missed, will always remember that beautiful amazing smile of hers that always brightened up every room," Ms Bienke wrote.


ORIGINAL STORY: MORE than $5000 has been raised in just six hours for Lennox Head woman Amanda Nash, who was killed in a car crash on the Bruxner Hwy at Alstonville on Monday.

A GoFundMe page was set up by the 35-year-old's friend, Casey Nipperess, who wrote of the "heartbreaking news" that Mrs Nash had left behind a "loving husband and their beautiful three-year-old daughter".

The page, which was only set up last night and has a $5000 target, has already raised $6300 as of 8am this morning.

"If you knew Amanda, you were blessed," Ms Nipperess wrote on the GoFundMe page.

"She was one of the kindest, most encouraging, loving and generous people I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

"Always smiling and so full of life.

"I know that if I was in this situation, she'd do whatever she could to help and support my family in any way she knew possible.

"Every cent of the money you give out of your love for her will be going directly to Ryder (Mrs Nash's husband) and little Bonnie (her daughter) to try and ease some of the financial burden that comes with losing such a precious person.

"Amanda was always there through times where I needed support, now we need to give back and support her family through this tragic and utterly heartbreaking loss.

"Rest in peace, beautiful girl. You are so sorely missed."

To donate to Mrs Nash's family, visit the GoFundMe page.

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