Doug Kirby, Bronson Simpson and Dave Kirby.
Doug Kirby, Bronson Simpson and Dave Kirby. John Gass

Bronson fundraiser gains support

THE Gold Coast community has thrown its support behind orphan Bronson Simpson ahead of the 24-hour tenpin bowl for him this weekend.

The three-year-old is being raised by his doting grandparents John and Julie Simpson after the death of his mother Tania Simpson, 31, his five-year-old sister Kyla and his mother's friend Antony Way at the hands of his father Paul Rogers, who committed suicide.

In order to support Bronson's future, brothers Doug and David Kirby have pledged to bowl for a marathon 24 hours at the AMF Bowling Centre at Robina Town Centre, starting at 6am (Qld) and finishing on Sunday at 6am.

"Everybody has been so kind; we never expected anything like this," Mrs Simpson said.

"Doug's little girl was in the same class as Kyla, so I guess he felt like he should do something. They are all very good people," Mr Simpson said.

"Since it happened we have had so much support from so many people."

Bronson's teacher, Narelle Myers at Smarter Kids Kindergarten organised the event.

"Bronson is very loved at kindy. I organised a fundraiser for him in July and we raised over $10,000," Ms Myers said.

"The money is for Bronson, to be saved for him or to help with his education."

To donate or pledge support for this event visit the Bronson Simpson 24hr Tenpin Bowl Facebook page.

There is still time for anyone to donate or make pledges for the men per strike.

A pledge form can be found on the page and can be faxed to 07 5593 8950 or emailed to littlebronson@hotmail.com.


How you can help people in hardship this Christmas

Premium Content How you can help people in hardship this Christmas

Gatton police will collect donations to make a difference in the local community...

46C! State to fry as heat records tumble

Premium Content 46C! State to fry as heat records tumble

Heat records will be broken in Queensland this week

Hyped up Vietnam vet assaults Gatton police officer

Premium Content Hyped up Vietnam vet assaults Gatton police officer

The man appeared in the Gatton Magistrates Court on Monday after assaulting and...