Sporting Hope's bowls day to help Port Stephens family

HELPFUL: Peter Sherriff from The Sporting Hope Association with Kasie Sargeant, Mia Eyrich, 7 weeks, Dylan Eyrich, 12, and Bailey Eyrich, 9.

HELPFUL: Peter Sherriff from The Sporting Hope Association with Kasie Sargeant, Mia Eyrich, 7 weeks, Dylan Eyrich, 12, and Bailey Eyrich, 9.

The Sporting Hope Association is inviting the community to have a game of bowls with them to help a Port Stephens family.

The association, which raises funds to help people and groups in the area, is hosting a charity bowls day at Nelson Bay Golf Club to help Dylan Eyrich, 12, and his family.

Dylan has nodular heterotopia – the wiring in Dylan’s brain is back to front and “won’t let him do anything” his mother, Kasie Sargeant, said.

While he attends the special education unit at Tomaree, Dylan’s epileptic seizures mean Ms Sargeant has to pick him up from school regularly.

It is getting Dylan in and out of the car that is proving to be a big problem, and where Sporting Hope is stepping in to help.

The association is raising funds to buy the family, who now live in Medowie, a newer vehicle that can be fitted with a lift.

This will mean the family can put Dylan in the car without having to lift him out of his wheelchair.

Any member of the community can take part in the charity bowls day on Sunday, July 23. The day kicks off at 9.30am.

The enter into the bowls day, or to make a donation, phone Jim Hall on 0418 243 301 or email jimhall@bigpond.com.au.

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