BISSI walk honours Bluey
A fun run this Saturday to raise money for the Brain Injury Support Service Inc (BISSI) has been turned into a memorial walk in honour of Bluey (Grenville) Rhind, who died of a heart attack recently after months of work organising the run.
Mr Rhind, 49, who was president of BISSI at the time of his death, was a popular identity around Ballina.
Current BISSI president, Scott Trevelyan, said this years event was shaping up to be a big one.
Bluey had organised some great corporate sponsorship, he said. He had a brain injury himself, from playing football, and he was a wonderful support person for other people with brain injuries.
T-shirts for the event will go on sale at The Warehouse, opposite the Big Prawn, from 9.30am on Saturday and the walk will begin at 10am. It will finish at the K-Mart/Coles car park where the Lions Club will hold a barbecue.
Money raised from the event will help BISSI operate social support services for people with brain injuries, who often become very withdrawn and reclusive.
BISSI has a monthly meeting at the Ballina RSL Club, and people with brain injuries and their carers are welcome to join in.
For more information about the walk or BISSI, phone 0422 584 496.