Boxer's family launches #bloodforbrayd campaign

Braydon Smith.
Braydon Smith. Dave Noonan

TWO weeks ago Toowoomba lost a much loved member of the community - 23-year-old boxer Braydon Smith.

Since then many Toowoomba people have been asking what they can do to support the family.

The family is currently campaigning to get a neurosurgeon to Toowoomba.

That is likely to be a long term goal.


HotFM wants to help now.

A spokesman said: "Brayd always wanted to donate blood, but sadly could not himself.''

Family friend James O'Shea said: "Brayd was a giving person, he always wanted to give blood.

"However he was unable to and disappointed he couldn't. It's an amazing gesture. I know how much this will put a smile on the face of the family. We hope people get behind it".

HotFM is asking the community to get behind this appeal and give #bloodforbrayd not only in his memory but to help out the one in three people who require blood.


Communications advisor for the Red Cross Blood Service Bernadette Dias said: "We need to find at least 118 people to give blood in Toowoomba to boost vital blood stocks for cancer patients over the Easter long weekend, especially Monday, April 6.

"But the need for blood never stops and every donation will help save three lives."

HotFM breakfast announcer Tanya Hennessy gave blood yesterday at the Toowoomba Donor Centre.

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