BATTLING BUB: Yuleba infant Matthew Russell is recovering in Brisbane after he suffered third-degree burns to 18% of his body in a freak accident.
BATTLING BUB: Yuleba infant Matthew Russell is recovering in Brisbane after he suffered third-degree burns to 18% of his body in a freak accident. Contributed

Massive multi-draw raffle set up for burns victim Matthew Russell

THE whole Maranoa community has been rallying behind the Russell family in light of little Matthew's tragic accident.

There has been a number of fundraising initiatives set up on his behalf and if you would like to get involved there's currently a raffle being held to help raise money to bring him home.

Roma Apex have organised Matthew's Massive Multi-Draw raffle to help collect donations for the toddler and his family who are in crucial need.

Apex Club secretary Tyson Campbell and club members have been working tirelessly to organise the raffle and have had a huge amount of support from local businesses.

"We have had a huge donation of around $1500 worth of meat from Ladbrooks and the meat processor,” he said.

"Without these local businesses' support this raffle simply would not happen.”

BATTLING BUB: Yuleba infant Matthew Russell is recovering in the Lady CIlento Hospital, after he suffered third-degree burns to 18% of his body in a freak accident.
BATTLING BUB: Yuleba infant Matthew Russell is recovering in the Lady CIlento Hospital, after he suffered third-degree burns to 18% of his body in a freak accident. Contributed

Apex members attended the RDRL grand final match on the weekend and raised over $1000 in just a few hours. They also collected $389.45 in gold coin donations at their Teddy Bears Picnic event.

Mr Campbell said: "100% of the funds raised will be going to the Russell family.”

Tickets for the muli-draw raffle are available for purchase from Ladbrooks Butchery, Tammy at the Yuleba General Store, while Meagan Sipple will be selling tickets at Woolworths at various times.


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