Saints go marching in for Beau

THE Australian Football League community has banded together in a bid to raise funds for injured Leongatha footballer Beau Vernon.

The Richmond Football Club will host an auction and fundraising dinner tomorrow, with the proceeds going towards Vernon’s medical bills which have ballooned to more than $800,000.

Vernon was left a quadriplegic after following an on-field collision during a football match against Wonthaggi in June.

Nick Riewoldt, Lenny Hayes and the St Kilda Football Club will attend the auction and fundraising dinner, which will be hosted by Richmond legends Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson.

St Kilda recently joined the 23 year old’s cause after the club’s development coach Paul Hudson, who has coached Vernon in the past, attended a fundraiser in San Remo that raised approximately $150,000.

For more information, or to donate, phone Christina Angourias on 9686 1186 or email

Beau Vernon Online Auction and Fundraising Dinner

When: Thursday 30 August 2012

Where: ME Bank Centre at Richmond Football Club

Hosts: Waterside Hotel Group/ Leongatha Football Club

Silent auction and tickets: