GoFundMe to support family of shark attack victim

May 1, 2023 8:58 pm in by


A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family of a Hobart boy attacked by a shark.

Hobart City’s Ryan Posselt created the page yesterday, aiming to help with accommodation and transport costs while young Archie Blake recovers in a Perth hospital.

The 11 year-old was on a camping trip with his parents and siblings near Exmouth in WA, when he was bitten on the leg.

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He sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to hospital in Perth, where he has undergone surgery.

Councillor Posselt says the holiday was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that had been four years in the making.

He hopes that the fundraiser can help alleviate some of the stress experienced by the Blake family at this time.

“Accomodating the family of 6 near Perth hospital won’t be cheap and then getting Archie, the family and all their gear, including car and trailer, home to Tasmania is going to be a costly exercise,” Mr. Posselt said.

“This fund raiser aims to take financial worry out of the minds of a family who serve the community in their capacity as a school teacher and paramedic everyday. Removing financial worry from their minds will allow them to focus entirely on caring for their children and simply organising the logistics.”

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You can donate here.


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