Griffith groups go in to bat for Brandon

LIKE most boys his age, Brandon Williams loves his sport.

Unfortunately it will be some time before the eight-year-old, who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour four weeks ago, will be able to enjoy a game of cricket again.

But local sporting clubs have rallied to help make Christmas a little brighter for the brave Goolgowi boy undergoing treatment in Sydney.

The Griffith Blacks Rugby Union Club, Griffith Junior Blacks and Griffith Junior Cricket Association will hold an open community Christmas party on Friday, December 6 from 6pm at the Coro Oval, with all proceeds going to the Brandon Williams Brain Tumour fund.

Organiser and close family friend Clint Robertson said a fun family night had been planned to help ease the burden for parents David and Rose, who also have three other younger sons.

The event will feature games of cricket, touch footy, a slip and slide, face painting, a jumping castle and even a visit from Santa.

"I grew up and went to school with David and my four boys and his are all around the same ages," Mr Robertson said.

"I can only imagine what they are going through. It's going to be a long journey for them.

"They are real battlers and with his work David has to spend a lot of time away from home.

"I just know I'd hate to be in their place. It's a little bit of effort to make something like this happen for some really great people. I just hope everyone gets behind it."

Mr Robertson said so far he had been inundated by donations for what was shaping up to be a monster raffle.

Donations can be left at the Coro Club, Central Butchery or by calling Clint on 0437 704 213 for pick up.

Monetary donations can also be made to Brandon Williams Fundraiser account BSB 082 632 account 39 272 0807.

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