Many in Moruya and the Eurobodalla know Daniel. Daniel Allard was born at Moruya Hospital on 4 Aug 1992 to Paul and Rhonda. He also has a sister, Natalie. He attended St Mary’s Primary School and Carroll College and spent a number of years on the wing for the Moruya Junior Sharks under coach John Cornall. After school Daniel moved to Sydney and now works in IT in North Sydney while living in Glebe.
In August last year, just before his 25th birthday, Daniel was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and has been in treatment ever since. This means that Daniel will not be able to work for up to 2 years as at the end of May this year he will be receiving a bone marrow transplant. Also, his Mum and Dad have moved to Sydney to support Daniel while sister Natalie keeps the family home in Moruya ticking along.
This means that both Paul and Rhonda have had to give up their jobs causing considerable financial hardship for the family so the Moruya community is doing what it does best and is getting together to help the Allards out.
Firstly, a GoFundMe page has been set up with an intial goal of $10,000 and there has been a huge response to that. It can be found at www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-allard-family
There will also be a huge fundraiser at the Adelaide Hotel, home of the Moruya Sharks, on Friday, 1 Jun with the hope that the gofundme effort can be doubled. The night will be based around a three course dinner, the Nashberries and special guests, rugby league legends, Wendell Sailor and Mick Weyman. There will also be raffles, a 100 Club, sports memorabilia for sale and tickets for the night will be $100 each. They can be purchased from the Adelaide Hotel, Mark Southwell, manager of the Commonwealth Bank in Moruya, or from Graham Scobie on 0409 225957.
The night will start from 6pm with the Nashberries kicking off in the beer garden from 9pm. Those unable to attend the dinner can come to the band for $20. If anyone is unable to take part in the night and doesn’t have the internet to contribute to the gofundme campaign they could deposit at any branch of the Commonwealth Bank into the All for Allard account set up for Daniel: 062575 10244869.