FOOTBALL jerseys of different colours and sizes were seen across the region on Wednesday as schools and businesses rallied to support recuperating Forster Tuncurry junior Hawks player Curtis Landers.
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Great Lakes residents supported the Wear Your Footy Jersey and mufti day appeal to raise funds for the local footballer who tragically broke his neck during a game in Port Macquarie last month.
For Curtis' girlfriend Brianna Amato, who will travel down to Sydney to see her boyfriend in hospital this weekend, being part of the cause is very special to her.
She says Curtis' situation has made an impact on many people in the community.
"What happened was obviously a shock for me its been hard for everyone," she said.
"But we're all wishing him the best. Everyone misses him. I miss him a lot and I just want him to get better."
Gold coins were donated on Wednesday and will be given to the Curtis Landers: Road to Recovery appeal.
The cause also coincides with State of Origin, game two.
For more information about the appeal and how to donate visit: juniorhawks.com.au