Blackbutt golfers aid young Jacqui
A VIDEO message from Wally Lewis was the perfect topping to a community day for Jacqui Beitzel.
Blackbutt Golf Club held a charity day for the 16-year-old girl who is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after a horse riding accident in July.
Family friend Anthony Beutel said hitting the links for a four-person ambrose was the perfect way to have the community help support Jacqui's recovery.
"The whole town has really pulled together," he said. "It's great to see everyone here. There are 72 players."
Beutel said Jacqui's mother was always volunteering and involved in Blackbutt activities and organisations.
"This is just our way of doing something for them."
Money raised will be put towards Jacqui's recovery.
Beutel, who visited Jacqui in hospital the day prior, said she was making good progress.
"To see her sitting up in bed and smiling, it tears at the heart," he said.
"She's recognising people and places, but it's a long journey still."
The event included an auction of sporting memorabilia and former Origin legend Bryan Niebling played golf and talked to the players.