THE Narooma community is once again rallying around one its own, this time a biker seriously injured in a road accident.
Greg “Flanno” Flannery last Sunday went for a ride with his motorcycle friends up to Batemans Bay, but decided to return early to have Sunday lunch with his mum Loretta, something he does like clockwork every Sunday.
It was on this return journey on the George Bass Drive that Flanno collided with a four-wheel drive sustaining serious injuries.
Now his mates have organised a fundraiser at Club Narooma next Saturday, July 19 and donations are already flooding in.
His motorcycle club meanwhile is also organising a car show at The Dromedary Hotel at Central Tilba that no doubt will raise more funds.
Friends say Greg is very lucky to be alive further scans have revealed two fractures to the skull just above the neck, multiple fractures to the lower back, eight out of 12 ribs completely broken some more than once.
Flanno has recovered well and there is talk of moving him from The Canberra Hospital to Moruya Hospital to continue his recovery.
Friend Donna Fawcett, who is helping to organise the Club Narooma fundraiser, has been overwhelmed with the generosity of the local business community and their donation of gift vouchers and items to be raffled off.
“The money raised will help him to feel stable about his recovery, knowing he has bills rent etc,” she said.
“His friends and the community have come together for him, Rusty and his mum – get well soon.”
Publican at the The Dromedary Hotel Marilyn Youlten meanwhile has donated $300 and the Drom is hosting a car and bike show and shine this Saturday.
Drom car and bike show
This Saturday’s car and bike show at The Drom was planned for some time prior to Flanno’s accident.
His bike riding group, the Bastards social crew, is planning a muscle car, hot rod and classic car show and shine at The Drom this Saturday with a prizes for people's choice.
Organiser Steve Betteridge anyone with a good car or bike was welcome to this family friendly event and could just show up on the day and register.
“The car show will be 12noon till 4pm,” he said.
“This is a trial and we are wanting to make them quarter yearly events, and make The Drom known throughout the car, bike, music community as a destination.”
There is accommodation available, free pub cab and there will be a barbecue, raffles, great beer and live music.
This going to be casual and they are hoping for around 20 cars and the same in bikes.
The Flanno Fundraiser Community bank account details for anyone who would like to help out and make the road to recovery a little easier is at the NAB (Bsb 082744 Acc 839682123).
All money will go towards his rent, living and medical expenses.