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$30,000 pours in for Michael Boggan fund

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale visited Michael Boggan in hospital.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale visited Michael Boggan in hospital. Contributed

DONATIONS to the Ipswich Mayor's Community Fund for Leichhardt teenager Michael Boggan have already exceeded $30,000.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said money was pouring in to the fund since it was announced on Sunday, including $5000 from the Today Show.

As the QT reported yesterday, Michael and his family have been overwhelmed by the community's support after his hands were blown apart by a homemade bomb last Friday.

The mayor said yesterday the directors of the fund would make sure all the money donated for Michael went to his rehabilitation.

"Every time we've done one of these appeals - whether it's a flood appeal or any appeal - one thing I've guaranteed and this council has guaranteed is that every cent goes to the cause," he said.

"The money goes into the appeal and then it's managed by a trust where the money will be paid to facilities and services that Michael needs in his rehabilitation.

"He's going to need some support with his Asperger's, support with regard to rebuilding his confidence.

"When all the media fades away and his excitement at being in the media dies down, he's going to be left to rebuild his life with those damaged hands and emotional feelings. The money is given to the Mayor's Community Fund, it will manage it and every cent will go to where it's supposed to go."

Cash donations are being accepted via EFT to the following account:

  • Bank: Bendigo.
  • Account Name: Ipswich Mayor's Community Fund Inc.
  • BSB: 633-000.
  • Account: 128672318.

Topics:  mayor paul pisasale mayor's community fund michael boggan



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