Family tragedy support

Casie Smith with Leonardo, Dhomanick and Lileigh.Picture: Jon Hewson                                                                  d439918c
Casie Smith with Leonardo, Dhomanick and Lileigh.Picture: Jon Hewson d439918c

In response to this, one of their family members is organising a fundraiser so their needs are met as they grow older.

Casie Smith said the death of her husband�s 33-year-old cousin, in a fatal car accident in Manjimup on May 28, has been hard.

�The kids also lost their nan, pop and their uncle all around the same time,� she said.

They have also lost their home and are split up among family members.

The 15-year-old and 13-year old are living with one of their aunts.

The 11-year-old and eight-year-old are with another aunt and the five-year-old is living with paternal grandparents.

�We are trying to raise money so they can buy things like school shoes and clothes,� Casie said.

�I would do anything for these kids.

�I was a foster kid myself; I know what it�s like and I don�t want that for them. I didn�t have everything, so I want to help them out.�

The children will be coming to Mandurah for the fundraiser.

They used to visit with their mum, so they have happy memories here.

It has not been a fun time for the children and the five-year-old especially has been having a hard time.

�I thought I really need to do this,� Casie said.

�This is about the five kids and making sure they have a good future.�

A Mother�s Love Family Fun Day is on July 5 from 9am to 4pm at Meadow Spring Sporting Facility on Oakmont Avenue.

There will be a DJ, sausage sizzle, a bouncy castle, photo booth, lolly bags, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle, pony rides and face painting.

The activities range from $2 and $5.