The Jake Spurdle Family Support Fund






Jake Spurdle was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in December of 2019.  He courageously underwent first line treatment for this cancer over a period of many months.

Prior to his diagnosis, Jake was a regular 14 year old who loved life, and was an avid young sportsman.  His diagnosis changed his world in the blink of an eye.

Jake's mother Nyky, a very highly qualified nurse, stopped work to provide optimum care for Jake, and to ensure he was never alone. 

Due to the nature of sarcoma, it is widely recognised as one of the most expensive cancers due to not only the cost of experimental treatment, but surgeries, and an array of ancillary costs.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs generously supported Jake and Nyky with a benefit, which proved to be the memory of a lifetime for this remarkable young man and his mum Nyky.  This benefit was made a reality by the  generosity of the Port Macquarie community led by devoted friends Bron and Paul Watson, and was specifically set up to assist the family with the associated costs of treatment ensuring Nyky could remain by Jake's side throughout.

Jake and his mum sought financial assistance in September 2020 due to mounting financial pressure, and Jake was asked during the visit what would make life easier for them.  His response " to look after his mum and provide her with a ‘normal’ year".  After delving a little deeper, Jake revealed this would be,"a year where she did not have to worry about where the money was going to come from."


During Jake’s final days, close family friends made a promise to him to help his mum.

In the early hours of the 23rd April, 2021, mum Nyky and dad Ted said their final goodbyes to their courageous little man, and their lives changed forever.

Today they are left to navigate life without Jake - something no parent should ever be forced to confront.

CRBF have set up a fund to assist the family with the expenses of Jake's service, and to ease the financial burden on the family moving forward.  This funding will assist the family with mounting bills, and allow them time to grieve the loss of their precious son.

All contributions are fully tax deductible and 100 per cent of all monies donated will go directly to the cause, and administered by CRBF, an ACNC registered Australian Charitable entity

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