$9000 raised for Sinclair Byrne
A SADDLE made $2550 as the Warwick and Killarney polocrosse clubs raised $9000 to support Sinclair Byrne at a benefit auction on Saturday night at Morgan Park.
Killarney resident Kerri Lamb bought the saddle, which was donated by Australian Stockman’s Saddlery in conjunction with the two polocrosse clubs.
“I bought it partly because we wanted a saddle but also to support Sinclair,” Mrs Lamb said.
She said the saddle would be used by her husband Haydn and their children for polocrosse and stock work.
The auctioneering was done by David McIvor and Justin Hafey and one of the best sales of the night was $200 for a pack of lamb, one of two donated by the Gross family.
An Australian polocrosse shirt worn by Cameron Shepherd and framed for the auction made $850.
Tom Byrne thanked everyone on behalf of his son Sinclair and all family members.
Sinclair is still in Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane after an accident last year and his mother Jean Byrne said he would be moved to a rehabilitation centre in Brisbane within the next couple of months.
“He is starting to move his hands and legs a bit but is not paralysed,” Mrs Byrne said.
The auction proceeds received a $1000 boost a month ago when Daily News/Warwick Loan Centre Senior Sports Star of the Year Cameron Shepherd donated his winner’s cheque to the auction fund.
“The Shepherd family has been fantastic, family members are regular visitors to Sinclair,” Mrs Byrne said.
Polocrosse sponsors Shell paid $700 for a Queensland Bulls autographed bat and a total of $1500 on the night.
Shell representative Simon Argent said the bat was likely to be donated to another charity auction in the future.