Hamilton Tradie Needs Your Support

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Support a man badly injured coming to the aid of someone in need.

Hamilton, Waikato

Gareth intervened during a vicious attempted carjacking of an older woman in broad daylight in Rototuna, Hamilton, on the 21st June 2022. He successfully prevented the victim from suffering serious injury. However, the assailants turned on Gareth, attacking him and intentionally hitting him with their car badly breaking his right leg. We sincerely hope that the assailants will be brought to justice for their actions.

Gareth is training to become a qualified electrician, he is passionate about competitive fly fishing, a devoted husband and father of a young son.

Please give generously to show some support for Gareths actions and to assist him and his family during his recovery.

Mark Lupton's involvement (page creator)

I had not meet Gareth until the incident, I saw the aftermath of the attack and spoke with the woman who he saved. I believe Gareth deserves all the assistance that the local community can muster.

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Costs related to injury recovery and time unable to work

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Massive thank you for the incredible response from all of you!   26 June 2022

Thank you very much to everyone who donated, this page has achieved so much more than anyone ever expected. It goes to show there are still a huge number of good people out there. Thank you again for contributing your hard earned money towards Gareth's recovery.

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Maureen on 06 Jul 2022
Alta on 05 Jul 2022
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Guest Donor on 04 Jul 2022
Sorry your leg was broken by a couple of assholes . What you did was heroic.
Barbara on 04 Jul 2022
Kia kaha. Hoping you are on the mend. Good on you for putting yourself at risk while helping a person in need.
Michael on 03 Jul 2022
Thank you so much Gareth. You are a real hero!

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