HELPING HAND: Tamworth FC's Kurt Murphy hands a $3500 cheque to United in Compassion founder Lucy Haslam at Sportspower on Saturday. Photo: Contributed
TWO years since Dan Haslam lost his lengthy battle with bowel cancer, and his mates are still fighting for what he championed for – medical cannabis.
Tamworth Football Club donated $3,500 to United in Compassion (UIC) – a local group advocating for patient access to medicinal cannabis – in honour of their former teammate on Saturday.
The money was raised at the Dan Haslam Memorial Trophy football match between two local football teams, Tamworth FC and North Companions.
Tamworth FC player and Dan’s good mate Kurt Barrow handed over the cheque to UIC founder Lucy Haslam on Saturday.
BATTLE: Tamworth FC and North Companions take each other on in the Dan Haslam Memorial Trophy match, raising money for United in Compassion. Photo: Barry Smith
“We are delighted to be donating this money to United in Compassion so that they can further their work as advocates for medicinal cannabis,” Mr Murphy said.
It comes after The Office of Drug Control issued the first cannabis licence to an Australian supplier last week and the day after the two-year anniversary of Dan’s death on Friday.