Support washes in for Jake Stagg
By Daisy Baker
June 19, 2019
Members from all corners of the community are pitching in to raise money to help support the Stagg family, while their son Jake recovers from a motorbike accident in the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Parents Kelly and Nick Stagg have been in Hobart with 14-year-old Jake since his motorbike accident on June 9.
A family friend Karen Whelan said the Staggs are very grateful to have support from the community through what will be a long road to recovery.
“He’s now awake and responding well to treatment but it will still be a slow process,” she said.
“I know Kelly and Nick are so grateful for the community’s support.”
On Sunday the Bridport Netball Club held a carwash and sausage sizzle fundraiser, washing 70 cars and raising $1,205 for the Stagg family.
The fundraiser was generously supported by Dorset Transport who donated car wash, sponges and buckets, The Cottage Bakery who donated bread, Enzed who donated a McLennan’s Butchery voucher for the sausages.
The Bridport Netball Club also thanked the Bridport Fire Brigade for their support on the day.
A Facebook fundraiser, ‘Bring Jake Home’, started by friend Jayden Drake has also attracted wide support, raising more than $5,000 since last Thursday.
There will be an auction held at the Legerwood Hall next month to help the Stagg family cover the costs associated with being away from home and work.
Jake’s uncle and aunt John and Emma Singline are organising the auction.
“Our main reason for doing it is not just to help them with medical and accommodation expenses but also for when they return home because they won’t be in a position to go back to work straight away,” Mrs Singline said.
“The way the community has rallied together has been amazing. It’s going to provide a little bit of comfort for Jake’s parents to see that the community has rallied to support them.
“We’ve had a lot of local shops donating gift vouchers to auction off, and there’s been a lot of cash donations rolling in too from people who can’t get to the events but want to help.
“There are also donation tins at shops throughout Bridport and Scottsdale. It’s all going to support the family, and every little bit counts.”
A wide range of vouchers and items will be auctioned off, including accommodation, hair care packages and wood.
There will be musical entertainment by Jamie Davis and a delicious afternoon tea provided by the Legerwood Catering Group.
The auction will be held on Saturday July 6, 11am at the Legerwood Hall.
$5 entry fee at the door and kids under 16 are free.