Cutters lend hand to help chef
AFTER reading Cody McKavanagh's story in the Daily News, Doug Galloway whipped out his cheque book and called on his footy club.
Mr Galloway turned up on Cody's stepmother Karen McKavanagh's doorstep with a cheque for $200 from the Killarney Cutters to help the 15-year-old Warwick boy get back on his feet - and he's urging other sporting teams to do the same.
On June 10, Cody got back to his Newmarket apartment to find it trashed and all his possessions stolen.
As a young Warwick boy with a bright future, trying to make his mark in Brisbane as a chef under the watchful eye of Matt Moran, Cody was already doing it tough living off $8 an hour.
"I've got a few kids living in Brisbane myself and I would hate if anything like that happened to any of them and he's a Warwick boy so we have to look after our own," Mr Galloway said.
Mr Galloway said there was no hesitation from anyone to help him out.
"I just asked everyone (on Killarney Cutters committee) if we could do a donation and they didn't even blink an eyelid and just said 'right, how much?'," he said.
With the club itself working hard on fundraisers for their own club, Mr Galloway said they would have donated more if they could have and said other sporting clubs should follow suit.
"I challenge them to match it, or if they can better it that would be great," he said.
"He's a 15-year-old boy doing it tough in Brisbane - it's going to a good cause."
For the full story on Cody, go to our website warwickdailynews.com.au.
- If you'd like to help out, phone Karen McKavanagh on 4661 7612 or drop in to Warwick Screenprinting and Embroidery, Short St.