Laidley's Old Boys band together for young Kane

WORTHY CAUSE: Laidley Rugby League Old Boys Association secretary Chris Ryan with Kane Taylor and his sisters Lara, 6, Ella, 5, and mum Natasha.
WORTHY CAUSE: Laidley Rugby League Old Boys Association secretary Chris Ryan with Kane Taylor and his sisters Lara, 6, Ella, 5, and mum Natasha. Contributed

THE Laidley Rugby League Old Boys Association's Bowling for Kane barefoot bowls day has raised more than $4000 for Kane Taylor.

The Rosewood four-year-old, undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma, was presented with the proceeds of the fundraising event staged by the Laidley Rugby League Old Boys Association.

Kane was presented with a cheque by secretary association Chris Ryan from the recent day held at the Laidley Bowls Club.

Kane's mother Natasha said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of people who were eager to open their hearts and their wallets.

"How can anyone thank you for what you have done," she said.

"The money will be put aside for Kane's ongoing treatment.

"We have no idea of what lies ahead, although we've been following news of trials being undertaken in Germany and the United States and are preparing for the eventuality of having to travel overseas at some time for treatment.

"Along with my husband Graham and Kane's sisters, we are aware that only by going through this with Kane do we realise just what complete strangers are capable of doing to help others."

Mr Ryan said the Laidley Old Boys took great pleasure in conducting sporting fundraisers.

"It's wonderful to be able to pass on this money and to know that it will help young Kane," he said.

"I also want to pay tribute to our Ipswich counterparts who not only attended the Bowling for Kane event, but handed over a generous cash donation."

He said the event exceeded all expectations.

"We want to thank all the sponsors," Mr Ryan said.

"I also wish to pay tribute to the Ipswich Old Boys led by their president Bob Christison for attending."

Mr Christison said: "It's pleasing to know that this particular event is supporting a little fellow who is going through a really rough trot," he said.

Several hundred dollars were added to the total after three State of Origin jerseys signed by Cameron Smith, Corey Parker and Petero Civoniceva were auctioned.



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