Zach Nightingale is still recovering in hospital after the crash.
Zach Nightingale is still recovering in hospital after the crash.

Motorcycle crash victim gets big financial boost

AFTER a horror motorcycle crash in December, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for 21-year-old Toowoomba man Zach Nightingale.

Mr Nightingale lost his right leg and part of his lower abdomen as a result of the crash last year.

His family is raising funds to help assist in Zach's journey to recovery. That journey, however, has just been given a huge boost.

Mr Nightingale has been named as the recipient of funds raised from this year's Curve Ball.

Zach Nightingale is recovering after a motorcycle crash before Christmas that resulted in him having his right leg and part of his abdomen amputated.
Zach Nightingale is recovering after a motorcycle crash before Christmas that resulted in him having his right leg and part of his abdomen amputated. Contributed

The ball is a black-tie charity gala that raised $70,000 in its inaugural event last year.

700 people attended the 2017 ball.

The aim of the event is to "help those in the community that had been handed a life curve-ball to swing back", according to the event listing.

"I'm absolutely lost for words! I can't thank the event organisers and everyone for making me this year's recipient," Mr Nightingale said on his Facebook page.

"I'm so grateful for all the love and support everyone is showing me,"

Tickets for the May 5 gala are still on sale.


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