Lions to support the 10-year-old Gold Coast helicopter crash victim
Ten-year-old Nicholas Tadros suffered extensive injuries in the recent helicopter crash on the Gold Coast which tragically killed his mother Vanessa.
The heartbreaking story has captivated the nation and now there’s a way for people to make a difference.
In an update on the family’s tragic situation, Channel 9’s A Current Affair is joining forces with Australian Lions Foundation to launch an appeal to raise funds to help support Nicholas and his father Simon who now finds himself a single parent.
Donations to the Australian Lions Foundation Appeal can be made online and 100% of the funds raised will be used to support Nicholas and his father Simon during this difficult time.
Australian Lions Foundation Chairperson Tony Benbow OAM says:
“Nicholas broke almost every bone in his body in the mid-air helicopter crash in January. When we recently saw his father confirm to A Current Affair that Nicholas’ right leg needed to be amputated due to infection, we knew we needed to do something.”
“Nicholas’ father Simon can no longer work as a truck driver and won’t for the foreseeable future as he needs to be by his son’s side for the long road ahead. Nicholas will spend months in hospital and will likely need medical care for the rest of his life.”
“We know many people are looking for a way to support Nicholas and his father through this difficult time and we are pleased to facilitate this through an appeal.”
The Australian Lions Foundation has been providing grants for compassionate support and community initiatives since the 1980’s. Every year the Foundation distributes more than $1 million for projects through local Lions Clubs.
“Nicholas and Simon are from Western Sydney and we will be working closely with their local Lions Club of Parramatta to manage the support,” says Tony Benbow.
To make a donation, click here.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Corporate donations to be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to the Foundation’s Compassionate Grant Fund’s Westpac bank account (BSB: 036-157, Account#: 535251) with an email to be sent to email@example.com confirming their donation.