Wagga residents united as one over the weekend to raise money to support 16-year-old Jayden Maloney’s fight with cancer.
A about 220 people turned up at North Wagga Football Club for the trivia night, and family friend Julie Kerr said it was “amazing” to see the turnout.
“Jayden got to come to the night after having spent a few days in Wagga hospital,” she said.
“The whole family was there and a few of Jayden’s good mates raised about $300 for shaving their heads.
“I said to his mum that it was great to see him make the most of his opportunity while back home for a visit.”
Jayden has been receiving treatment in Sydney for osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer in his knee.
He will eventually need a knee replacement, and Ms Kerr said the funding would go toward helping his family with general costs.
“It’s really just to help Jayden’s family get by,” Ms Kerr said.
“Both his parents have jobs and either one or the other have to not be working so it’ll help cover general medical and anything else they need.”
“We want to thank everyone in Wagga for all of their generosity and support. The way people get around a local cause has just been great to see.”
The total amount of money raised is still being counted, but is expected to be in the thousands.