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Guys thanks all who attended the last DOPI Fishos catch up! We've certainly decided upon a great cause to support.

Here's a reminder.

On the night we raised $360 for little Jacko! As discussed we are going to aim for a certain milestone for Jackson. I've spoken to Dave (Jackson's Dad) and we've decided this next milestone will be a new walker. Here's a quick description, thanks and photo of the walker.

"Hi Jono, We are currently raising funds towards Jackson’s new walker which he will use when he joins he able peers in mainstream school 2015. The walker will be imported in from the USA for Approx. AUD$1350 which is a fraction of the cost to purchase the same item in Australia. A piece of equipment such a walker will give Jackson independence and freedom to move around the school yard with his able peers. Without such equipment Jackson would be left to sit in the corner and unfortunately become disengaged from his friends. I’m really proud of your initiative with your men’s group to support Jacko’s cause, it make such a huge difference, gives Jackson freedom, dignity and an opportunity to continue to overcome the challenges ahead. Yours sincerely Jacko & Dad

We need to step up participation though so can we all dig deep and put aside the Friday the 27th of June for our next meetup.

Highlights/notes from our last catch up.

Paul won both the pool and darts comp! He risked it all and played Jackson (represented by me!) and ultimately the entire pot all went back to charity. Thanks Paul for your generosity.

Dave Bull sponsored the food this time around. Pizza for all! Thanks Dave.

Jono and Luke will set up a bank account we can deposit the funds to aim for our next milestone for Jacko.

Jono has agreed to sponsor the next event with $200 behind the bar for a few beers and some pizzas. More sponsors are welcome for this month or following months. Your business will get a plug on this email and the reminder email a day or 2 before the next meetup. Anything from $100 upwards will be welcome.

We want everyone to become a member of The DOPI Fishos at $10 per month. If you can or can't make the night you still get to become a member and participate is our ambition to help Jacko reach the milestones we set together with him. I'll send some details about this membership drive with some details of what's included shortly.

We'll have special guest on the 27th June. Dave is going to come down and meet you all on behalf of Jackson. So please please rustle up everyone you know and head down for the last Friday of the month.

Thanks again for your ongoing support.

Jono DOPI Fishos

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