Shane Hartney, Nina Aubin and Dennis Garoni. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

WHEN United Cricket Club heard that one of their own was in need, they knew they had to band together and lend a hand.

That’s why they’ve planned a major fundraiser for 20-year-old Jackson Davie, who before Christmas had a swimming accident which shattered several vertebrae, and he is now undergoing rehabilitation in Melbourne.

“We just want to be able to assist in any way that we can, and help out members of our club,” United’s Patrick Hartney said.

“To see someone so fit and healthy to having this happen to them, it showed that it could happen to anyone.”

Ewing Park will be transformed on Sunday, February 24 for the event, with live music, catering, and a silent auction.

There will also be a reverse raffle, with tickets being $25, and the major prize $500 cash.

Every cent raised will go to Jackson and his family to support his rehabilitation and recovery.

Mr Hartney said the club was hoping to plan further events to assist Jackson in his recovery.

“We’re here to help him for the long journey, not just for a once off.”

Those who can’t attend but want to purchase a raffle ticket or  donate money, can do so by contacting the club through Facebook or by calling 0422 849 230.