Riverina communities launch inspiring fundraiser to help family of crash victim and father-of-eight Glenn Cook

HELPING HAND: Business owner Dora Kouvelis is supporting a fundraiser for the orphans of Riverina man Glenn Cook.

HELPING HAND: Business owner Dora Kouvelis is supporting a fundraiser for the orphans of Riverina man Glenn Cook.

A FUNDRAISER will help the orphaned children of a man killed in an horrific car crash last week.

Culcairn father-of-eight Glenn Cook died last Monday in a head-on crash with a truck.

He left behind three high school-aged children who also lost their mother two years ago. 

Now, family friends have come up with the idea of “Cookie’s Jar”, which will be placed at businesses throughout the region to raise money for the family.

The fundraising campaign is expected to run for six to eight months. 

Culcairn Football Club president Brendan Sheather said Mr Cook, who had a strong presence at the club, was often one of the first people to put his hand up to help others. 

“He was a big man with a big heart,” he said. 

“He’d do anything for anyone and didn’t want any thanks. 

“He was just a normal guy you could count on to do whatever was needed.” 

Albury Spice owner Dora Kouvelis is one of those who has taken a fundraising jar. 

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