Fundraiser for Hills firey Mark Slocombe’s family


Mark and Mandy Slocombe with their children.
The volunteer fireman died suddenly in March.
Mark and Mandy Slocombe with their children. The volunteer fireman died suddenly in March.

More than 700 people recently attended the funeral of the local volunteer firefighter who died suddenly in a Yokine roof in March.

The 33-year-old team leader who served with Kalamunda and Mundaring fireys, fought to save homes in the 2014 Parkerville, Stoneville and Mt Helena bushfires.

MORE: Hills community rallies around fallen firey Mark Slocombe

All proceeds from the Coastal Drift music event and auction will be donated to his wife Mandy and their two young children, who live in Mundaring. Mrs Slocombe said the concert would feature bands playing covers of her late husband’s favourite hits.

Items to go under the hammer will include Danny Green gloves, a Scorchers cricket bat, a West Coast Eagles guernsey and Peter Brock photographs, along with local restaurants and pub vouchers.

“The event is being organised by Belinda Reffel, Tracey Wilson and Mel Rea with help from my sister Nicole Saunders,” Mrs Slocombe said.

“They did it all without me finding out till just over a week ago.” The couple met at Lesmurdie Senior High School and grew up in the Hills.

Tickets must be booke.

Call 9291 7811 or email office@lesmurdieclub.com.au for more information.