HUNDREDS have dug deep to help raise $176,874 for the Bryson Anderson Memorial Fund through the McDonald’s Helping Hands initiative.
Last week, the cheque was presented to the NSW Police Force to help support the Anderson family, following the death of Det. Insp. Anderson last month.
“I would like to thank the people of NSW for their generosity in raising the money for Bryson’s fund,” Hawkesbury LAC, Area Commander David Jones said.
“Although he can never be replaced, the money will make his family’s life a little easier.
‘‘I’d like to give my personal thanks to McDonald’s NSW licensee Mark Halford for his efforts in establishing the Helping Hands project.”
McDonald’s restaurants across NSW and ACT ran the Helping Hand fundraiser which saw residents purchase a $1 Helping Hand or make a donation.
“We are truly honoured to have been part of this fundraising initiative and thank the communities for getting behind and supporting the Police and the invaluable work they do to keep the community safe,” McDonald’s NSW licensee Mark Halford said.
While the overall amount of money raised for the memorial fund is not yet available, a Police spokesperson said public support had been generous.
“Every donation to the Bryson Anderson Memorial Fund is going directly to his family and will support them into the future. But sadly... nothing can bring back the children’s father, Donna’s husband and our hero.”