AN EXTRAORDINARY cascade of support for a Calala family touched by tragedy has started to flow.
The story of Cameron Adams and his two young sons, featured on the front page of yesterday’s Leader, has prompted an outpouring of empathy from the community, with Wests League Club giving a remarkable $5000 donation.
Mr Adams lost his wife Tiffany to cancer last week and friends have launched a fund to honour her dying wish – for her family to have a house of their own.
The campaign, run through www.gofundme.com, aims to raise $20,000 to help the Adams’ with a deposit.
A host of businesses around town are planning fundraising events while Tamworth Conveyancing Services and a local mortgage broker have offered to donate their services.
Wests League CEO Rod Laing issued a challenge for even more businesses to get on board.
“I read the story in The Leader and was deeply touched by it ... it’s just so sad,” Mr Laing said. “The club has a history and tradition of supporting the community over the years.
“In the past, we haven’t wanted to seek recognition because it was more respectful to do it confidentially.
“But we’re going public this time to urge other businesses to donate something to the cause.”
The club has also offered the use of its function rooms and marketing team to support any future fundraiser for the Adams.
Matt Rice from Tamworth Conveyancing Services said it was an easy decision to
support the campaign.
“We’re community-minded business and if we can support someone in this community in such circumstances, we will,” Mr Rice said.
Workmates get behind appeal
CAMERON Adams describes it as his second family, a deeply connected workplace where colleagues rally around each other in their hour of need.
For Mr Adams, who is confronting life as a single dad after losing his beloved wife Tiff to cancer last week, that hour is now.
In an extraordinary show of support, his colleagues at Taminda’s KL Air have stood beside Mr Adams throughout his family’s ordeal.
The site’s social club had raised hundreds of dollars to go toward’s Tiff’s treatment and the company’s head office has tipped $2000 into the fund. Some staff have even begun donating their annual leave, overtime and sick days to Mr Adams.
“We’re a very close-knit workplace; everyone has each other’s back,” KL Air Tamworth manager Phil White said.
“We’ve all been so moved by what’s happened. It’s actually brought us even closer together.”
The business has also sent the fundraising plea to its offices around the country and is hoping to raise thousands more for the family.
Mr Adams, a refrigeration mechanic at the company, said he was stunned at the level of support he had been given.
“Everything is so overwhelming ... I feel so blessed,” he said.
“I don’t think I could ever have a more supportive workplace.
“This is the place that I’m going to work for the rest of my time. I’m not going anywhere.”