$19,000 raised for family of shark victim

Meg Strange and 2-year-old daughter Indigo, with a friend. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Meg Strange and 2-year-old daughter Indigo, with a friend. Photo / Brett Phibbs

At least $19,000 has been donated to provide for the family of Adam Strange, who was killed by a shark at Muriwai Beach last week.

A trust account was set up to cover the cost of Mr Strange's funeral and to help his wife, Meg, and their 2-year-old daughter, Indigo.

Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service chairman Tim Jago said $19,000 had been donated as of a few days ago, but it certainly would have topped that by now.

``It's a fund for Indigo in particular, to meet those costs of raising a young girl in the manner he would have wanted - make sure she gets a good education and a fulsome life.''

About $4000 had also been raised for the Muriwai Lifeguard Service.

Mr Strange, 46, died last Wednesday after being attacked by a bronze whaler and then a great white shark at Maori Bay.

On Monday, hundreds of people gathered at the Muriwai Surf Club to celebrate the film-maker's life at a private service.

***

How to help:

Donations can be made to the James Bell Accounting Ltd Trust Account at the ANZ Bank, account number 06-0193- 0262946-03, (reference A Strange or Adam) or to the Muriwai lifeguard service through ASB Bank account number 12-3053- 0322971-00, (reference: A Strange).

- APNZ

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n2 at 13 Jul 2014 11:55:38 Processing Time: 1192ms