Funds page started for father of wife and children killed in tragic river accident

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MATT KABEALO a chef from the Kingscliff Bowling Club has tragically lost his wife and two children in a terrible accident that’s rocked the community.

Emergency services were called to Dulguigan Road at Tunbulgum at about 1.40pm on Monday, April 3, when the vehicle with Matt’s wife and three children came off the road and into a swollen Tweed River.

One of the children, who was travelling in the vehicle, was able to escape the car and raise the alarm with residents at a nearby property.

The Club Manager’s Association of Australia (CMAA) is now urging the wider club industry family to help Matt and his family in their time of need.

“The funds raised through your kind donations will help Matt cope financially and emotionally with this devastating event in the short term and help him and his surviving daughter rebuild their lives,” the GoFundMe page reads.

Kingscliff Bowling Club and the CMAA stand behind Matt and his family and are appreciative of any donations you can give.

The fund have reached $3,865 as of 12noon today (Tuesday, April 4).