Surfers for Bretto

Brett Connellan

On Wednesday March 30, 2016 our friend and Kiama local, Brett Connellan, had a tragic life-changing incident. He was brutally attacked by a shark and left with severe injuries to his left thigh and hand.

Brett’s rehabilitation will be an extremely complex and challenging task and the associated medical expenses will be substantial. To assist Brett and his family to meet these expenses, there will be a fundraising event for Saturday, 25 June 2016 at The Shellharbour Club. This event will include raffles, auctions and a display of local artistic and creative talent.

While the level of support that Brett and his family have already received has been nothing short of amazing, we are hoping to build on this even further so that we can make his transition back into the community as easy as possible. 


How you can help...

1. Buy tickets for Brett's fundraising event

To be held at:

The Shellharbour Club
Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds
Shellharbour NSW 2529
Saturday, 25 June 2016

General admission tickets, premium tables and spirit passes (can't attend, but can be there in spirit) can be purchased online at surfersforbretto.com.

Buy tickets

2. Donate to Brett's fundraising event

In order for the fundraising event to be a success, the organising committee is seeking donations from local businesses to be used as prizes for raffles on the night. The committee recognises that the success of this event will be reliant on the generosity of the local community and we are extremely grateful for any contribution that you are able to make.

Any vouchers and/or merchandise that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact Geoff (email surfersforbretto@outlook.com) to arrange a time for a committee member to pick up donated items. Alternatively, if you would prefer to deliver items yourself, donations can be made at:

Attention: Nick Clifford
c/o Zink Surf
136 Terralong St
Kiama NSW 2533

DP Surfboards
Shop 8, Anita's Theatre
264-270 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Thirroul NSW 2515

3. Donate to the Brett Connellan Trust

Money donations of any size are very much appreciated. Feel free to donate whatever you can to the following:

Brett Connellan Trust
BSB: 012709
Account Number: 298964661

4. Bid for an artwork

The artworks on this page have been generously donated by local artists, and they will be sold to the highest bidder. All proceeds will go to the Brett Connellan Trust. If you would like to make a bid, click on an artwork and leave your bid as a comment. The auctions will end at the Brett's fundraising event night on Saturday, 25 June 2016 and winners will also be announced via email.

5. Order a Surfers for Bretto t-shirt

Surfers for Bretto T-Shirt

Head over to the L.A. Division website where you can pre-order a Surfers for Bretto t-shirt from the Brett-E-Mart to show your support for Brett. All profits from the t-shirt sales will go to the Brett Connellan Trust to pay for Brett's surgeries, recovery, and rehabilitation.

T-shirts are $50
Postage and Handling $10

L.A. Division website

Thank you so much for your help!