Market for Murray Bridge meningococcal survivor Jacqui Clarke raises $6000

Worthy cause: Jacqui Clarke's uncle Alan and aunty Kate Gosling, friend Michelle Gibbs and sister Gabrielle Ribbons gather at the market behind the Murray Bridge council office on Saturday. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

Worthy cause: Jacqui Clarke's uncle Alan and aunty Kate Gosling, friend Michelle Gibbs and sister Gabrielle Ribbons gather at the market behind the Murray Bridge council office on Saturday. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

A market in Murray Bridge has raised $6000 to help meningococcal survivor Jacqui Clarke, who told her story in last Thursday’s Standard, make her home more accessible to aid her recovery.

Organiser Michelle Gibbs said numerous people had donated cash or offered their services.

“Locals have been amazing,” she said.

“Murray Bridge should be proud of the community spirit.”

Mrs Clarke said she had been overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

More money will be collected for Mrs Clarke and her husband Steven at a fair to be held at Murray Bridge Racecourse on April 30.

Ms Clarke had felt unwell after work last year, was rushed to hospital during the night and wound up spending several months in a coma as medical experts in Adelaide helped her fight for life.

She only got out of hospital a fortnight ago, and continues to undergo regular dialysis.

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