Funds raised to support victim’s family

More than $7000 has been raised for the family of Doug Fernihough (right) who lost his life in November after being struck by lightning at Northam Racetrack. The GoFundMe page was set up by Doug's neice Lee.

More than $7000 has been raised for the family of Doug Fernihough (right) who lost his life in November after being struck by lightning at Northam Racetrack. The GoFundMe page was set up by Doug's neice Lee.

The Northam community has come together to raise funds for the family of Doug Fernihough, a race track employee struck by lighting in mid-November. 

A Go Fund me page set up by Mr Fernihough’s niece Lee, had raised more than $7,800 for the family in just 25 days of the page being created. Niece, Lee Fernihough posted on the page calling out for support for the grieving family Doug left behind.

“This has happened so suddenly and we hope by raising some funds we can take the stress off his wife and two sons, and allow them to focus on grieving this terrible tragedy,” Ms Fernihough said via Go Fund Me. 

With 250 shares on Facebook, members of the public left well wishes on the page.

“Sharing in your sorrow at this very sad time xxx”, said Lucinda and Brett Smith.

“To Pauline and families. All our love and support,he was a great man xx”, said Rose Allen. 

“I hope this can help relieve some of the worry. I am passing forward the same help that I got. Love to you Pauline. XXX”, said Naomi Moller.