More money needed for farm attack victim

Karin Nel and her son Joe Astle. Photo: Maroela Media

Mr. Joe Astle was seriously injured on Christmas Day during a farm attack at his grandfather’s farm in Leeudoringstad. Joe and his mother were shot in the incident, while his grandparents were also seriously injured.

In a press release, TAU SA said that after the traumatic incident, its own members and members of the public were requested to donate toward the medical costs of Mr. Astle and his family.

After Mr. Theunis Kruger, TAU’s chairman in the Western Region met with Mr. Astle’s family, it was agreed that all monies would be paid into a trust account created for this purpose.

TAU will make use of the Trauma Fund for this purpose since it is a known account and there are many people who prefer to work with TAU. All funds paid into the trust account will be paid for Mr. Astle and TAU will cover the cost of any possible administrative or other fees incurred.

Currently, it is not known how much money will be needed for the medical costs. At this stage, the total amount of donations received is unknown. Different groups have been lobbying to raise money for Mr. Astle’s medical costs.

Should a surplus of funds be donated toward the medical costs of Mr. Astle and his family, TAU SA proposed that the remainder would be paid into a national fund for the possible contribution toward medical costs of future farm attack victims who cannot afford private medical care. Mr. Geldenhuys, TAU vice president and chairman of the Security Committee said it something to consider for the future.

In the meantime, direct payments can be made into a trust account with the following details.

Schweizer Client Services
ABSA Trust Account No. 123 074 1006
Branch code: 334439
Reference: Joe with donor’s initials and surname

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