The Henderson family is $375 closer to the almost $70000 target needed to take their son Harry to Boston for medical treatment, thanks to a recent Cobram Fire Brigade fundraiser.
The curious case of Harry Henderson has baffled Australian specialists, with severe anaemia leading to countless tests and surgeries of no avail.
Cobram Fire Brigade members knew they could help with fundraising and capitalised on the brigade open day on November 18.
Cobram community safety co-ordinator Evan Maidment said the day was a success, with people flooding the station.
‘‘It went really well. We had about 100 people through the doors with a free jumping castle, barbecue, face painting a kitchen fire demonstration, bushfire information and having the trucks on display,’’ he said.
The $375 was raised through the barbecue and snowcone sales from the junior fire brigade members.
Mr Maidment said the after fellow volunteer Megan Klippel suggested the idea, the brigade was on board.
‘‘The community gives to us and so it was an easy decision to give back,’’ he said.