Darren Hicks needs desperate support
WHITSUNDAY musician and 'sound man' Darren Hicks is facing a period of tragic uncertainty.
Two days ago, Darren was involved in a serious motorbike accident in Bali causing a compound fracture to his leg and extensive facial lacerations.
Lacking health insurance - Darren's upfront medical costs are expected to reach AUD $20,000 leaving his family and friends desperately seeking funds to progress with his surgery.
Personal friend and owner of Airlie Music Centre Jenni Wasson established a go-fund me page to secure urgent funds to cover Darren's costs.
Mrs Wasson said she was thankful for the generous community-driven support already flowing through.
"The support has been really good, Darren is a man who has been big part of the community and support would be nice for such a great genuine man," she said.
According to Darren's gofundme page $7,011 has already been raised.
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is hosting a fundraiser jam for Darren this Sunday from 1-5pm.
A three day pass to the Airlie Beach festival of music, a painting and three days at a Bali resort have been donated as prizes and will be auctioned off at the Sailing Club event.
Members of the community are called upon to pop in and make even a small contribution for a man who has given so much of himself to the Whitsunday community.
You can donate to Darren's gofundmepage here - https://www.gofundme.com/darrens-medical-help-in-indonesia-2vwsgjgm or call Jenni Wasson on 0410 745 865.