Lismore man and father-of-three Scott Jones, while recovering in Royal Brisbane Hospital after a gas explosion.
Lismore man and father-of-three Scott Jones, while recovering in Royal Brisbane Hospital after a gas explosion.

Lismore Turf Club fundraiser will help Scott

LISMORE Turf Club has a host of sports stars and memora- bilia lined up for a luncheon next month to raise money for recovering secretary-manager Scott Jones.

They include former Test cricketer Greg Ritchie, Australian and Canberra Raiders fullback Gary Belcher, US Open golf winner Wayne Grady and Olympic sailor Mark Forbes.

The club will hold the luncheon from noon on Sunday, March 18, at the club.

Helen Sinclair, a former CEO and general manager of the Scone and Tamworth clubs, is volunteering at Lismore and helping the club cover the hole left by Jones' terrifying accident.

In November last year Jones suffered burns to 45% of his body in an explosion at the club and he has been receiving intensive medical treatment since.

He has been recovering well but unable to return to work, Helen Sinclair reports.

Tickets for the function are $150, which covers lunch and drinks.

"In addition to the entertainment, during the luncheon there will also be an auction of sports memorabilia, raffles and a Calcutta on the Scone Championship race day,” Sinclair said.

"The Hunter and North West Racing Association's Country Championship Heat is being run on the same day.”

Sinclair's help at the Lismore Turf Club is being well received and it's something she is enjoying.

"They are the most fabulous group of people to work with,” she said of club chairman Mark Oaten and his committee.

Vice-chairman Mike Cleaver has welcomed her input.

Tickets to the luncheon can be purchased from the the Lismore Turf Club, M&T Tyres, Somerville Laundry Lomax Lawyers and Oatens Casino.

To donate to the auction or raffle, contact Helen Sinclair on 0418-201832 or at helen.sinclair@hotmail.com.

Further information is available from Mark Oaten on 0417-811323.



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