The Canterbury Bulldogs have vowed to assist former star Sandy Campbell who’s homeless and battling most cancers.
The previous Bulldogs, Rabbitohs and Roosters participant’s plight was revealed by The Day by day Telegraph final week.
The membership the place the previous outdoors again performed 50 of his 93 first grade matches has promised to assist the 56-year-old, who’s reportedly battling throat most cancers.
“The Bulldogs have begun reaching out to see how we will help,” chairman John Khoury advised The Day by day Telegraph.
“Whether or not or not it’s by way of housing, medical, monetary help or different, we are going to try to do what we will to help our former participant in his time of want.
“Our precedence at current is getting in contact with Sandy and representatives, on behalf of the membership, have already made plans to journey to the realm to have a look at what help may be supplied with respect to his present circumstances.
“We’ve got lengthy been the household membership and our stance is, ‘As soon as a Bulldog, all the time a Bulldog’. We intend to do as a lot as attainable to help Sandy, and his well being and wellbeing are our utmost concern at the moment.”
Campbell has been homeless for a number of months within the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads space however is imagine to go to Tweed Heads hospital usually for his chemotherapy therapy.
The Household of League (previously Males of League) organisation can be trying into methods they will help for the previous participant.
“Household of League want to thank everybody from across the nation who’ve reached out to us with concern for former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Sandy Campbell,” it stated on social media.
“We’ve got positioned Sandy and we are going to work with the Bulldogs to help him in any means we will.”
Fellow former NRL participant Kurt Landers has arrange a GoFundMe, seeking to purchase Campbell “a automotive and caravan with park charges on going.”
He stated he met Campbell by way of his father’s Bob’s fitness center. Bob was additionally a primary grade participant.
At time of writing, $5130 of the $80,000 aim had been raised.
Campbell has reportedly struggled after retiring from footy in 1991 and has “lounge hopped” for the final 20 years whereas working as a safety guard and tattoo artist, in line with Information Corp.
Nonetheless his life has taken a horrible flip after being identified a month in the past. An excellent pal revealed Campbell has to usually go to a neighborhood hospital for chemotherapy after which depart with a tube that self-administers the therapy.
“He’s bought nothing … He simply began therapy however has bought nowhere to remain, nowhere to go and no assist,” Darren Smith advised Information Corp.
“For the time being, he’s sleeping on the seaside beneath one of many surf golf equipment at Coolangatta.
“I don’t even know the way to assist him. What do I do? I used to be going to start out a Go Fund Me web page to try to assist him out.
“Nobody may give him lodging and he’s bought no cash. There’s no housing anyplace, he’s bought most cancers and he’s strolling round with chemo therapy being pumped into him whereas pushing his trolley.
“I’ve helped him out many instances. He slept in my workplace for a few years as a result of he had nowhere to go, however I offered that enterprise and don’t have that workplace anymore.
“It makes it even more durable as a result of he’s sick. To have a mattress to sleep in could be every thing for him. It’s very unhappy.
“I noticed him the opposite day and thought: ‘What the f***, are you critical?’ Take a look at him, he’s linked as much as this (medical) s*** and pushing his trolley — how do you assist?”