On December 12 last year, Scott Basso arranged to meet his wife Krysten for lunch in Bangalow. He never made it.
The 39-year-old suffered a suspected cerebral haemorrhage and died, leaving his three daughters Tonaya, Kasey and Ella without a father.
Six months earlier he had had a brain tumour removed and seemed to be recovering well.
Scott grew up in Rosebank and Lismore Heights and moved to Bangalow with Krysten 12 years ago. Now with the help of the Bangalow Lions Club, Scott's family are organising a fundraiser to ease the financial pressure on Krysten and the girls so they can stay in the family home in Bangalow.
On June 23, there will be an auction night at the Bangalow A&I Hall, with raffles throughout the region in the lead up.
Any businesses able to donate goods or services should contact Stephanie Hannah on 0402 727 427.
Anyone able to make financial donations can do so at any Summerland Credit Union using the reference "BASSO".
The Account is the Bangalow Lions Activities Account, BSB #728 728 and Account #2221 2240.